Tried just about everything for weed control. When associated with a community garden, some un-rented plots were covered with very wide black plastic. They soon became big black balloons from the foxtail grass under it. Have had success with glass storm windows over small beds. Otherwise, think Christmas and hoe, hoe, hoe! No bad plant survives steel.
Yes; nothing non-herbicidal beats chewing them up, one way or another, I don't solarize; I rake the dry weeds off (this is the season), sic Sukie on them two or three times, until they stop rearing their unwelcome heads, and plant. This is, admittedly, a bad year, so much having been left fallow during recent drought, but that process will destroy the weeds where I need to, long enough to reclaim the areas.
"Yesterday is history; tomorrow is mystery; today is a gift, that's why it's called the present." E. Roosevelt "If the world is to end tomorrow, I would plant an apple tree today" Martin Luther
You may notice from my photos i use silage cover plastic, black one side white the other. I use it for killing off weedy or grass areas black side up so it basically cooks it, also its used for when i want to sit bird nets on when covering seed crops that way weeds dont grow through the net. Using clear plastic though would only be effective at frying surface weed seed during high sun periods, but then how deep would that heat penetrate?
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
Oct 18, 2022 21:41:56 GMT -5