Hello my name in this Forum is >JackCursor<. I am living on the other side of the big pond in Germany. So what I have to do here ? My daughter is married in New Jersey. In September she expects her 2. child. I was there during her marriage. I saw the "gardens" in the Garden State which looked like meadows, we say: Green deserts. No food for insekts, no food for birds, no food for animals, no food for humans, no food for the eyes, no food for the nose, no food for the ears. Here in Germany we plant a variety of flowers, trees and bushes. so there is food for every being.
Welcome to the forum jackcursor, I can't say we are all any better here, but I belong to a ladies sustainability group here and I know hundreds of families with small homesteads growing parts of their food organically. Where I live outside Vancouver BC , Canada, it is a heavily forested valley where I live but lower in the valley is a flood plain with some fairly conventional smaller scale monoculture farm practices over all , a very few organic farms . And there is a struggle to pass existing farm lands to anyone passionate about it due to the high land values and aging people who need that equity from their land to live on since the nuclear family concept is more prevalent, so elders are left on their own for the most part. I continue to plant withan overall permaculture perspective but as I age I wonder if my sons will ever appreciate it enough to live here and take it on rather than sell and live in condos.
Right now I dealing with less fruit pollination as it was cool and maybe I will have to keep bees on site , so I am pondering if I have to plant more that will be sustaining for the bees within a short distance for those cool spring days and actually terrace a bit of hillside to keep bees in my orchard and plant heathers which seem to be what our pollinators are gravitating to inearly spring .
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. email@example.com
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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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