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Forum: Seed Saving January 4th, 2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By Semsem
Re: butternut squash

Two things...

One, they could be OP or Hybrid. No way to tell.
Two, Genus "Cucurbita", species "Moschata".
Forum: General Digging October 14th, 2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By Semsem
Red Swan Bean Seeds - Seed Color

Okay, so I planted some Red Swan beans, and saved a few of the seeds, to compare saved seed to, to assist in making sure they didn't accidentally cross with anything.

Now, those beans were planted...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 13th, 2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,805
Posted By Semsem
Re: Could Prop 37 passage be the end of GMO's?

Alright, so I cannot locate anything about animal DNA in the GM plants. However, there is bacteria DNA in GM plants. Bt toxin and all. Again, not natural. Plants do not breed with bacteria. Plants...
Forum: The Politics of Food October 13th, 2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,805
Posted By Semsem
Re: Could Prop 37 passage be the end of GMO's?

More precise way of breeding plants...with animals? With bacteria? That is NOT natural and has no basis on this planet.

You play God, you're just going to anger God. And when you anger God by...
Forum: Recipes and Food Preservation October 11th, 2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Semsem
Re: Juice from Roasting Pumpkins--Suggestions

Just remember, when you use it, it's going to be really sugary. Plan accordingly.
Forum: What's Happening October 10th, 2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,613
Posted By Semsem
Re: Horse chesnut--poisonous

Horse chestnuts must be leached before use. The oldest method involved cloth bags full, tied and suspended in a river for a few days. The modern-day method would involve basically that, just without...
Forum: General Digging October 3rd, 2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Semsem
Corn Oddities

Okay, so squirrels were eating my corn when planted in May, and continued to eat almost everything I replanted until I figured out how to keep them away - mid-June.

So, later start for corn, it's...
Forum: General Digging August 17th, 2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Semsem
Re: Self-Watering / Irrigation

So how does one drip without emitters? Just a very small hole in the line?

Underground containers? I seem to have a hard time understanding that...you're not talking about underground...
Forum: General Digging August 17th, 2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Semsem
Re: Squash Identification Help!

#1 - Too young to tell what it is. Looks like it could be anything.

#2 - Looks like it could be a white acorn...

The other two *might* be spaghetti...I don't know.

As for when they are...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening August 17th, 2012, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By Semsem
Re: Melon Help ....PLEAZZZZE

Also, your Horned Melon just might not be like the regular melons for maturing...

Cucumis metuliferus
Forum: General Digging August 11th, 2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Semsem
Self-Watering / Irrigation

Okay, so I've recently decided to tear out another patch of grass and put in another garden. This time, however, I'd like to do it a little differently. Namely, how to water it.

I'd like to, if at...
Forum: General Digging July 24th, 2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Semsem
Self-Sterile Plants turned Self-Compatible

Oh great gardeners, I humbly beseech thy wisdom.

I have been told that Self-Sterile plants won't pollinate themselves. And I've seen this. However, it led me to a few interesting concepts...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening July 18th, 2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,280
Posted By Semsem
Re: Beit Alpha Cucumbers

All "seedless" plants still need to be pollinated. As for the yellowing small fruits, my guess is that they are not getting properly pollinated. If your crops are not getting visited by honeybees or...
Forum: Heirloom Gardening July 17th, 2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By Semsem
Re: Zygosity: Heirloom vs Open Pollenated vs Cross vs Hybrid

Landrace - a local variety of a domesticated animal or plant species which has developed largely by natural processes.

So, you grow several varieties (cultivars, for simplicity's sake) of a...
Forum: Recipes and Food Preservation July 17th, 2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By Semsem
Re: Soda Maker who has one

Never had one. Won't ever get one. Too expensive, and you're still "tied" to "them" for everything.

I am planning here soon (as soon as I can acquire one more ingredient), is to make my own the...
Forum: Herbs and Flowers July 14th, 2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By Semsem
Re: Square Coleus

Most mints can be started from cuttings. Seeds also work.

As for the stems...Galium aparine is square. There are others. But...it's usually a safe bet to assume that if there are square stems,...
Forum: Squashing Pests & Problems July 14th, 2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 339
Posted By Semsem
Corn Stalk Gnawed

Okay...so, I have some corn that has been growing amongst beans and squash. It seemed to be safe, crowded in there, I could barely reach the base of the stalk (leaves of other plants everywhere)
...
Forum: Herbs and Flowers June 20th, 2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By Semsem
Staking Flowers

I have an interesting idea, one that I think should work, but I want a little advice on it before I proceed much further with putting my idea into action.

There are a number of plants that, as...
Forum: Squashing Pests & Problems June 12th, 2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,649
Posted By Semsem
Re: Squirrels

So, does anyone have any pointers on how to get rid of them? Or at least keep them away from plants?

I have since started this topic, replanted TWICE. I have invested in dome wire, and wrapped it...
Forum: The Politics of Food June 4th, 2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 3,706
Posted By Semsem
Re: GMO Crops

Okay, GMO vs. Non-GMO...

If we stick away from a religious standpoint for a minute...

Scientists have genetically modified rabbits so that they have glow in the dark fur. This just makes me...
Forum: Squashing Pests & Problems May 28th, 2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,649
Posted By Semsem
Squirrels

Okay, I need help. I need to plain and simple get rid of the squirrels once and for all.

Every previous year: no squirrels in garden, to my knowledge. Nothing.

This year, during the past three...
Forum: General Digging May 27th, 2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By Semsem
Will Corn Regrow?

Squirrels have ripped the "grassy" shoots off my corn plants. All of them. Didn't eat any, just ripped them off. Will corn regrow like normal grasses, or are they dead?
Forum: General Digging May 21st, 2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Semsem
Re: Transplants dying

I had the seedlings out for about a week. The stems were still very tiny. I actually ended up breaking about 3 of the stems while transplanting, threw them out. And, I'm in the Thumb of Michigan.
...
Forum: General Digging May 20th, 2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By Semsem
Transplants dying

Any help would be appreciated. Too late to anything about it now, but for next year, I need some help.

Okay, so I had around 100 pepper/broccoli/tomato plants in little plastic cells. Been growing...
Forum: Herbs and Flowers May 12th, 2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,281
Posted By Semsem
Re: Mint Identification

To answer your questions...

How tall does it grow? - Some of them are a couple feet tall, most are about a foot tall.
Does it flower? None are flowering yet. I think it's they haven't been...
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