Nicole Alderman wrote:
Shawn Harper wrote:What makes you think we have trouble with winter squash here in cascadia? I am not sure of your micro climate, but in my area I almost have enough for 2 seasons. I personally like the kakai hulless squash. They look and taste like mini pumpkins. If you are worried about not enough time here is what I suggest. Plant 1 month early and cover seed mounds with a milk jug that has the bottom cut out. Most years winter squash does better in my yard that everything else. Last year sucked though.
I remember when I was little my mom tried to grow pumpkins, and they never matured in time. I have no idea why that is, but I guess I always figured that if my mom couldn't grow them, I probably wouldn't have any success, either (especially as I'm newer to gardening and my property is less ideal than hers. Her property is only 30 minutes away from me, and it has better light and lower humidity)
R Ranson wrote:
David Livingston wrote:I am a little confused if plants are changing why do folks want heritage ones ?
Yet other people miss the flavours of their youth when a tomato tasted like a TOMATO and not like soggy cardboard. I belong to the latter group and every year I buy a tomato from the store - only to spit it out and think how on earth is this the same thing I grow in my garden?
John Weiland wrote:
The concern in planting it with the intention of supporting beneficial viruses is that it would be a pretty powerful magnet for non-beneficial viruses as well. Current research suggests that N. benthamiana owes it's unusual susceptibility to viruses to a gene variant (relative to other plant species) normally involved in virus defense (below).