Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Isolation Techniques and Open Forum

Isolation techniques and open forum night! To read the transcript in chronological order, read this from the bottom up, after clicking through the jump break (read more link) when on the homepage of the blog.

    Thanks for joining us tonight. Feel free to stick around and chat. See y'all next week off to make the schedule.#seedchat -9:00 PM May 30th, 2012

    Okay, these hours are getting faster and faster.#seedchat -9:02 PM May 30th, 2012
    Considering the distance some pollinators cover, I think ten feet is an illusion. Bagging, if I want to be sure.#seedchat -9:01 PM May 30th, 2012
    Good night! #Seedchat -9:01 PM May 30th, 2012

    Thanks for the great chat. #Seedchat -9:01 PM May 30th, 2012
     That's a tough one. So many critters it could be. What do you have roaming your garden? #seedchat-9:00 PM May 30th, 2012

    Gr8! RT  A minimum of 10 feet apart. Some say 3 feet is okay... but 10 feet has worked for me. #Seedchat -8:58 PM May 30th, 2012
    #seedchat RT  A minimum of 10 feet apart. Some say 3 feet is okay... but 10 feet has worked for me. -8:57 PM May 30th, 2012
     Never thought of seed tape as being a tool of enabling gardening. Cool! #seedchat -8:56 PM May 30th, 2012
    I know folks who like seed paper or seed tape because they have dexterity issues handling small seeds. So it works well. #seedchat -8:54 PM May 30th, 2012
    RT : On seed paper - Had fun creating seed paper kits and selling them over Christmas thru Mom's Day #seedchat -8:52 PM May 30th, 2012

      Now that y'all mention it: my basil doesn't seem to cross even though I stuff them in the same spot. #seedchat -8:52 PM May 30th, 2012
    Peppers have so many fans and the race to make the hottest one has left few stones unturned. #seedchat -8:52 PM May 30th, 2012
     That would be a fun experiment!#seedchat -8:51 PM May 30th, 2012

    I'm thinking I should hand pollinate a few to see how it turns out. #seedchat -8:50 PM May 30th, 2012
    Crop-dependent, isn't? RT : Have any recommendations for spacing plants to minimize cross-pollinating? #Seedchat -8:50 PM May 30th, 2012
    So,what would eat all 12 of my Marketmore76 cukes at ground level, yet leave all 12 Straight 8's planted in the same row? #seedchat -8:49 PM May 30th, 2012
     Yeah, I was just thinking that some plants prefer to self-pollinate. Don't remember which ones. #seedchat-8:48 PM May 30th, 2012
     I may be wrong, but I think one time said that peppers come back 95% pure to their strain - self polinate well #seedchat -8:46 PM May 30th, 2012
     A cross between a Russian Mammoth and something like a Chocolate Cherry would be striking!#seedchat -8:46 PM May 30th, 2012
     I mean, in theory it should be super easy. But it doesn't seem to happen naturally in my garden. One day I'll try it. #seedchat -8:45 PM May 30th, 2012
     I never thought about crossing sunflowers. So many varieties already. Stairstepped them one year. Nice effect. #seedchat -8:44 PM May 30th, 2012
     turns out it's open forum tonight also, so off topic is cool. #seedchat -8:43 PM May 30th, 2012
     Oh cool. Sorry if that was a bit off topic. First time chillin over with the #seedchat folks. -8:42 PM May 30th, 2012

     never seen any crosses. The seeds seem to always come true. #seedchat -8:41 PM May 30th, 2012
     I always wanted my giant sunflowers to cross with the darker varieties. Don't know why giant & dark blooms not avail. #seedchat -8:40 PM May 30th, 2012
     You wouldn't notice the cross in the current crop. It would show up from plants of the saved seeds of this yr's crop #seedchat -8:40 PM May 30th, 2012

    I'm surprised my peppers don't cross. I do tend to grow many kinds. Hots, sweets, pretty colors, shapes.#seedchat -8:38 PM May 30th, 2012
    Gourds planted by  in same row is making me wonder: have you accidentally created any new crosses in your garden? #seedchat -8:38 PM May 30th, 2012

    Love it! RT  It will be a loofah with its own handle. #seedchat -8:35 PM May 30th, 2012
     hahaha! How much wine will it hold? Sponges hold a lot of liquid. #seedchat -8:35 PM May 30th, 2012

      It will be a loofah with its own handle. #seedchat -8:34 PM May 30th, 2012
    Thanks  ~ now, why didn't I think of that! : ) Might result in a tall, bottle-shaped sponge!#seedchat -8:33 PM May 30th, 2012
    Have any recommendations for spacing plants to minimize cross-pollinating? #seedchat -8:33 PM May 30th, 2012