Saturday, October 29, 2011

Spooky Halloween Tomatoes!

These OSU Blue P20 tomatoes got really dark! We got them picked right before the first frosts on October 25th and 26th.

Here is a listing of the tomatoes we grew this year with ratings from one to five stars and a few notes.

Survivors*** -random seed from last years surviving plants
Seattles Wolly Mammoth*** 
Green Lanterns Lights***
Green Zebra****
Bulgarian #7****
Goose Creek***** -earliest tomato with WOW flavor and sweetness!
Mehringer Family***
AAA Sweet Solano***
Amish Paste***
Michael Pollan* -blossom end rot
Berkley Tie-Dye Heart***** -large and meaty
Searching For The Blue Zebra**
Red Barn***
OSU Blue P20***** -amazingly productive and disease resistant
Black Cherry***** -huge plant, great flavor
Bonito Ojo* -slug magnet!
Box Car Willie***** -really good year for this one
German Red Strawberry****
Cherokee Purple*** -some years this is great, just average this year
Wolford Wonder*****
Green Giant*** -just ok this year
Clockman's Brandywine****
Aunt Ginny's Purple***** -huge and delicious!
Val's Red Nibbler**** -must try this again, interesting
Sun Gold***** -YUM!
V.R. Moscow**
Ida Gold**
Cougar Red**
Moscow, ID***
Seattle Best of All**
Gem State**
Bonner**** - earliest
Washington Cherry**
Principe Borghese**** -good cut in half and dried
Dansk Export**
Dancing With Smurfs**

Monday, July 25, 2011

July Photos

Maiz Morado

Front left: Pickaninny Back left: Joseph's Most Diverse: Mini Deep Purple Selection Center: Astronomy Domine Right: Sparkler


Double Red




Joseph's Most Diverse - Color Selection


Rainbow Inca

Rutabaga seed

Soltera Morado




Val's Red Nibbler



Monday, June 27, 2011

Corn Plots

Here is a list of corn I'm growing this year. I'll add it to the corn tab and then add a few notes and photos as I have time.

Plot A = This plot is an attempt to breed very early varieties or maintain an early diverse mix. Each year I will plant on St. Patrick's Day. It consists of a few rows of mixed sweet corn and a few rows of other types from last years earliest plants. Some of the plants have begun to tassel. This plot also contains a single plant from a wrinkled (sweet) kernel that was green (from Oaxacan Green). I have plants bred from regular Oaxacan Green, Bear Island Flint, Painted Mountain, Pickaninny, Simonet, etc. in this group.

Plots B thru J planted April 24th

Plot B = Warner's and John Beecham Hierloom

Plot C = Daymon Morgan's Kentucky Butcher and Chinmarked (from blueadzuki)

Plot D = Cherokee White Flour and Bloody Butcher

Plot E = Maiz Morado

Plot F = Pungo Creek Butcher (only chocolate colored seeds) and Maiz Blanco Iturbide

Plot G = Chulupi Cancha and All Over Red Cancha (from blueadzuki)

Plot H = Maasiqa'o Hopi Blue (grey-blue, I just learned there are three types of Hopi Blue corn from this site-> Kokopelli's Kitchen) and Virginia White Gourd Seed

Plot I = CFMCM Blue Hopi (unknown type) x Texas Shoepeg

Plot J = Seneca Round Nose

Plots K thru R planted May 8th

Plot K = Pickaninny

Plot L = Joseph's Most Diverse "Mini Purple Select"

Plot M = Astronomy Domine (started tasseling today June 27th - 676.7 GDD - 50F base)

Plot N = Sparkler

Plot O = Double Red

Plot P = Joseph's Most Diverse "Color Select"

Plot Q = Festivity

Plot R = Nauset (synergistic)

Plot S = Iochief

Plot T = Soltera Morado

Plot U = Texas Honey June

Plot V = Rainbow Inca

Plot W = Waxy Grex plus a few Blue Waxy (not sure if the Blue Waxy geminated)

Plot X = four sections of CFMCM 2010 (early sweet, late sweet, early flour/flint, late flour/flint)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

June 25th Photos

Park Lake mint

 Bee magnet

5 feet tall and rising!

Sweet Corn

Is it a weed, flower, or vegetable?

Volunteer tobacco

Monday, June 6, 2011

Before and After

Before weeding and thinning the corn plots


 Custom weeding / tilling tool

Blue on Blue

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 21st

View to the east

Electric Head lettuce

Purple Flowered favas

Breeding a 7 rutabaga grex

View to the north