Post by ottawagardener on Jan 18, 2014 10:37:55 GMT -5
I enabled a cross (the bees did it) between two cabbages several years back: Red Rock Mammoth and San Michele blush savoy. The result was a beautiful red veined partly savoy cabbage with fabulous taste and vigorous growth. For two years in a row, I've tried to get f2s but those that overwintered were cut back by early plagues of bugs. This year, I decided to do some extreme babying as they do show a tendency toward winter survival here: the stems not the heads AND I have had at least one rehead but not flower so I took some shoots with a bit of stem and then some mini head stem cuttings (some of which were partly rooted in the cellars, some from the garden in late fall) to root up and overwinter. So far, so good but I want to vernalize them sufficiently to initiate flowering. P.S. If you are on Facebook, I have a video update: www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=636759799722042&set=vb.100001640844744&type=2&theater
Haven't figured out how to load to youtube yet.
Anyhow, suggestions welcome. Edit: for the cabbage. I *think* I know how to tackle youtube.
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