Another 10bs of Armillaria; left ~4lbs 'cause the bag was full and a clump that will be good-sized in 2 days; spread most of the early batch around to my clients; wish I still had a big dehydrator, also so I could process a glut of hachiya persimmons 'stead of leaving them to the cedar waxwings and robins; oh, well; wish in one hand ...
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as long as they don't change the fire dynamic. i've read in the past that the plant species mix in CA has already changed enough to make a difference in how the area reacts to wild fires and i'd hate to see that trend continue. i have no idea how plantains cope with wild fires.
Last Edit: Feb 3, 2021 11:53:48 GMT -5 by flowerbug
Natural ecosystems are so screwed up already that pretty much anything that will grow is fine with me. If it makes something to eat that's just icing on the cake.
in much of the arid west there are still rather large areas that are not so disrupted by agriculture that they are that messed up, but to have neighboring fields with non-native species planted means those will spread and change the fire dynamic for the area and the newer and invasive plants make it burn hotter which reinforces the non-native plants continued invasion. while those of us further east in the mire of agricultural mayhem may not have that particular problem i think it worth being aware of...
keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.): Looking for Goldini Zucchini again. Thinking of setting up my own seed shop for OSSI varieties in the future.
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gratefulseedsaver: I have Goldini seeds. firstname.lastname@example.org
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wilscase: Hello all. My name is Casey Wilson. I'
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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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