Post by prairiegardens on Sept 14, 2017 6:35:59 GMT -5
The bulbs are 2 years old now, not sure how quickly light intensity fades. They still throw light of course but it does seem they are less bright now. I just have a hard time throwing things out that still work, and fluorescent bulbs are not environmentally friendly, which makes it worse.
I have a couple of LED shop light fixtures ready to mount, but haven't any idea what the light intensity there is, no ratings given and the reviews just said they were "really really bright" and " much brighter than expected" so hoping for the best. Oh for an old fashioned camera with a light meter! .
It would be nice to know what other people use , how they set them up and how often they change them out. This system is about as basic a setup as possible though. The previous one many many moons ago I'd wired in a couple of incandescent bulb between the fluorescent fixtures and although those fixtures were t12s never got leggy plants. Planning to go off grid though, and incandescents are hydro hogs.
Post by prairiegardens on Sept 22, 2017 16:48:51 GMT -5
Just got the first sprout from what was sold as a satsuma orange break the soil, two leaves! The three other sprouted/planted seeds not showing above soil yet and the unplanted seeds aren't doing anything at all now, they may have got chilled when the heat wasn't turned on in the house the first night it turned cold. So pleased that at least one is actually growing!
You must have had to go through a lot of fruit; true satsumas have very few seeds
I have a few seed grown lemons in a pot, but they are not doing well; two seem to have no ability to develop leaves and the third is albino.
I have some greengage pits I am planning to try and stratify and then plant (putting them outside is too risky with our number of squirrels and chipmunks.
I also have been trying to take samples of fruit from any feral apples I find though that is not going well. The best two trees I remember are no longer there*). And the only one that is somewhere in usable size range (it's about cherry sized, so probably more crab than regular) is too bitter to eat (it might be handy if I was making hard cider but as a table fruit......)
keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.): Looking for Goldini Zucchini again. Thinking of setting up my own seed shop for OSSI varieties in the future.
Apr 2, 2022 3:58:57 GMT -5
gratefulseedsaver: I have Goldini seeds. firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 8, 2022 18:46:12 GMT -5
wilscase: Hello all. My name is Casey Wilson. I'
Oct 18, 2022 21:31:32 GMT -5
wilscase: I'm a graduate student at Oregon State and have been working with populations segrgating for different color genes such as the B gene in Cucurbita. I'm curious if anyone has experience with crosses in Cucurbita maxima between grey blue types and orange?
Oct 18, 2022 21:33:14 GMT -5
wilscase: I have been backcrossing to the grey parent for 4 generations and have finally selfed the heterozygotes (for the Bmax gene) the populations have segregated for diffuse bicolor (pink/blue, orange green), blue green, blue, green, pink (salmon) and orange
Oct 18, 2022 21:36:29 GMT -5
wilscase: The genes involved are Bmax and bl. I have observed that Bmax is incompletely dominant to wild type (green). I have read that bl is incompletely recessive to Bl(wild type). I'm curious if anyone else has observed the behavior of Bmax in a grey/blue type
Oct 18, 2022 21:38:28 GMT -5
wilscase: It appears that bl and Bmax are interacting to produce different shades of salmon and pink.
Oct 18, 2022 21:38:52 GMT -5
wilscase: I'm also interested in any other color genetics, especially the relationships between B and L genes. In the right background these genes can dramatically increase Carotenoids (vitamin A)
Oct 18, 2022 21:40:09 GMT -5
wilscase: I have lots of germplasm and would love to exchange anything that people are interested in
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