Post by tinymonster on Sept 9, 2021 9:49:52 GMT -5
Hi, Newly registered member here. I run a tiny market garden on the outskirts of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and have previously had gardens in Quebec and BC. My current plot is under 1/4 acres, on heavy clay. Short season and long days, and sporadic, major storms (the last brought 3 inches of rain!).
I am also a seed saver and enjoy working with new, old, and interesting seeds. I grow 30 to 40 varieties of tomato a year, and all the other usual suspects for a market garden (including Carol Deppe's Goldini zucchini)
This year's best performing tomato was Kosmonaut Volkov, which I've been revisiting for 7 years, the largest was Pum Rim (2 lb. 11 oz.) and new favourite was Cornus des Andes. I also sell seeds locally, but love a good exchange in the name of curiosity and science.
Post by nekporchsitter on Sept 28, 2021 19:51:15 GMT -5
Hello all. I'm excited to begin a new gardening project in the spring. I want to develop my own landrace variety of maize by combining traits of several Painted Mountain selections, along with some I have already been growing such as Bloody Butcher, Hopi Blue, and two unidentified "ornamental" varieties, one of which has ears up to 12" long. My overall goal is a dark purple to black variety well suited to my local climate and conditions that produces ears of maximum length with row counts in the high teens, soft flour texture, and the ability to germinate in early spring when the ground is still cold. I'll also be developing landrace varieties of C. moschata squash and pole beans for a three sisters cropping system.
I have a background in lifelong gardening, a degree in Horticulture from KSU, experience working on a commercial apple orchard, and experience working in a horticulture market project in Guinea, West Africa. Although I am no longer employed in agriculture, I am blessed to have a significant amount of free time to invest in my various hobbies and interests.
I am beginning near the bottom when it comes to maize breeding and genetics, and I look forward to scaling the learning curve with the assistance of the helpful guides here.