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Old 26th July 2019, 12:31 AM   #11251
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I actually save seeds from outstanding fruit! About 1/2 of them grow when planted later. Not sure what will happen to the date tree! Still snows here in the winter, although the fog tree still grows outside.
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Old 26th July 2019, 04:11 AM   #11252
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Surprising, the tomatoes and detritus therefrom going into the mulch pile from hybridized seed -- next year you have fruit. I didn't think this was supposed to happen!
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Old 26th July 2019, 04:18 AM   #11253
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I have grown several varieties of peppers from seeds harvested from food, both dried and fresh. Many dried chilis seem to have been dried at a high temperature so the seeds don't germinate, but some do. Also many fresh peppers are harvested before the seeds are viable. I planted a bunch of poblano seeds and one sprouted, but late in the season so kept the plant indoors all winter. It is still going and bearing fruit, though not too healthy now

This year also planted "stumps" from celery and bok choy and they are growing. Last year I cut up and planted a couple of nasty looking sprouty potatoes, they about took over the garden. It was fun but a waste of garden space for a few spuds.

Oh the most fun is the spice shelf, fenugreek grows like crazy and the greens are delicious.
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Old 26th July 2019, 07:34 AM   #11254
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There are Seed Savers groups everywhere saving and propagating non commercial heirloom plant varieties, well worth checking out.


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Old 26th July 2019, 02:37 PM   #11255
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tomato varieties, from seed.
Greenhouse is needed for seeds. We usually buy seedlings.
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Old 26th July 2019, 03:15 PM   #11256
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Greenhouse is needed for [tomato] seeds. We usually buy seedlings.
Not here in California. I was able to germinate them in my garage using standard T5 grow lights and cheapo heat mats.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T0CPI6A/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00P7U259C/

The guy who wrote the book "Epic Tomatoes" has a youtube channel (search for nctomatoman) in which he shows how HE grows heirloom tomatoes from seed, in his garage in North Carolina. He does it the same way I do (actually, reverse that for greatest accuracy)

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Old 26th July 2019, 03:38 PM   #11257
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I have tomatoes plants coming up from last years tomatoes that rotted into the earth. Keep a few of them going, in open areas, great to be able to get a later crop. I find the bigger plants die off fast, after the big harvest. The cherries grow like pole beans, taller than me. I am close to getting some Sweet Millions, nice and big this year.
Peppers from seeds take a longer time than tomatoes.
Time to go give them some water it is going to be hot today.

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Old 26th July 2019, 03:51 PM   #11258
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Greenhouse is needed for seeds. We usually buy seedlings.
Funny, I use window sills and paper drink cups!

I tried corn planted normally in the ground and started window sill style.

The germination was far better window sill and the plants have a healthy head start.
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Old 26th July 2019, 03:57 PM   #11259
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Undoubtedly the ones that Scott Wurcer remembers are still available, all he needs to do is type in the name. "What my grandma used to have" is, regrettably, not a successful search term.
Well childhood memories are just that sometimes the memory is better than the fact. I put in a keyhole garden with some heirloom plants this year, the smaller fruit varieties are starting to be ready. I confess leaving them on the vine until fully red they're pretty much what I remember. Maybe I was more sensitive to the oils in the trichomes when I was a kid. The keyhole garden worked to well BTW, feed well with compost every thing took off like crazy.

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This year also planted "stumps" from celery
I put some horseradish root right from the super market into the ground, a few month later this is the real sinus cleaner.
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Old 26th July 2019, 04:32 PM   #11260
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@ Not to belabor tomato talk, Mark J. this is the kind of note I was referring to earlier. I guess there can be a gray area since even though open-pollinated the Roma is not considered heirloom while San Marzano is. The "steady improvement" to me indicates that it changes. I'm sure there are places where one can find out more than you would ever want to know about all this.

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While Roma is an open-pollinated variety rather than a hybrid, it has been steadily improved to the point where most Roma tomato vines are verticillium and fusarium wilt resistant (thus the VF in the name).
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