Garden, and REAL food Quest 2019

Discussion in 'Food Preparation, Camp Cooking and Recipes' started by barney, Feb 28, 2019.

  1. barney

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    Yes, some of the old guys had everything figured out for sure. I've met several over the years.:) There are no male or female fruit, your father saved seed the way most seeds were, and still are saved.. by selecting the bigger fruit. That's a good way to select for seeds, but it is known now that the bigger fruit on some beefsteak varieties can contain cross pollinated seeds. All maters are self pollinating, but the first blooms on some varieties have what is known as an exerted stigma, and those flowers can become cross pollinated by bee's especially if more than one variety is being grown.

    I try to save seeds from as many selected plants within the population as I can. Say I have 20 plants of a variety growing. I will look for the most productive and healthiest plants as the season goes along and mark them for seed harvest in the fall. I always save seeds from the smaller late set fruit because of the exerted stigma condition mentioned above.

    It's just the opposite saving bean seed. I never pick the first beans on the plant, I save seed from those as they are less likely to be cross pollinated.
     
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  2. slobear

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    Have developed a tomato?
     
  3. barney

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    I haven't developed one, but I'm into the 6th generation of selections from a variety I de-hybridized.
     
  4. slobear

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    That’s what I meant. Have you stabilized one should have been question. I figured you was working on a few, granted the right one is enough.
     
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  5. barney

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    Yes, the variety is very stable at this point. Last year there were only a couple of off type plants within the population of a hundred or so. I see that many within hybrid populations. This variety is extremely productive, looks, eats, and cans well. Yep, one really is enough!
     
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    My Dad saved seeds and dried them every year, but all is unfortunately gone at this point due to his sons not living in a gardening situation for some periods.
     
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  7. barney

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    I milled most of the Hickory King Corn I had left for cornmeal and grits today.

    There was 40 pounds of meal and around 10 pounds of grits.
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  8. Bone_Chaser

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    You’re making anticipation worse. A skillet of cornbread with that, a pot of rich green beans, and a nice ripe tomato sliced and salted are what I dream of this time of year.
     
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  9. barney

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    I could live on fresh green beans, ripe maters and cornbread!
     
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    That with a good skillet of good fried taters
     
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    I had to cover a few crops Friday and Saturday night. Frost was patchy here both mornings. Time to really start planting now.
     
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    Several rows over 160 yards. That’s a lot of honey select!! 4F42AE8F-09BF-406A-ABEF-84EA6CB3AC28.jpeg
     
  14. Bone_Chaser

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    Either everybody is too busy gardening to post like me or nobody is growing one. Spring stuff is starting to mature and had been a dandy year. I’d say I will have 100 lbs of broccoli to pick for this weekend. First CSA shares go out this weekend and hitting my first market. A06CE170-6418-4654-BEF6-48E176C94037.jpeg A6E1DB40-97B1-4B4A-8B49-BA02248F31A1.jpeg 0795FDD5-8712-4AD3-BD50-6C818CCD7D92.jpeg
     

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