I have always liked the variety of vegetables as well as the plethora of choices in a given variety. The one things I have had trouble with is the percentage of germination. Sometimes, I get 90%+ germination of a given seed pack, but others do not hardly get 50%. I will admit that I do not have good statistics on which ones I had trouble with, but the pepper varieties seem to be the ones I had trouble with. Additionally, the lettuce and pepper variety packs tend to be slanted toward one of the varieties in the pack.
If no one else has had this problem, then feel free to contradict me. I am just a backyard gardener, for my own consumption, so I also buy small packets of seeds.
Thanks Peter and John. I do belong to the Ohio Mushroom Society and since I am newly retired, I intend to attend several forays this year. That should help - nothing like spending time out there looking around!
Hi, Peter! I have been trying to learn more about identification of local fungi here in southwestern Ohio, and one of the steps is to obtain a spore print. My problem is, for me. it is very difficult to differentiate between black, brown and purple spores. I use a blank sheet of plain white paper as background, but do I need to use a magnifying glass, or microscope to really identify the color?
Any advice you could give would be extremely helpful! Thanks!