Daughter of the Soil
Adventures in experimental horticulture
Sunday, 18 August 2019
Pink-flowered peas (Alderman x Salmon Flowered)
It was more than a decade ago that I made a cross between Alderman and Salmon Flowered , two heritage peas, with the vague dream of prod...
Friday, 9 August 2019
Red-podded pea update: the F6 crop and beyond
Ever since I first had a red-podded pea turn up (completely unexpectedly) in a breeding project in 2008, I’ve had a bit of a frustr...
Saturday, 20 July 2019
Sweet pea curiosity
Two different flower colours from the same batch of seed. One of my favourite sweet peas is a variety called Nimbus , and I grew a coup...
Thursday, 27 June 2019
A trial of ludicrously ancient tomato seeds
This year I decided I wanted to grow some more of a tiny globular red tomato called Tomatito de Jalapa which was given to me years ago b...
Sunday, 22 May 2011
An unnamed/unidentified South American andigena potato. The carmine-red splodges in the leaf axils give a clue to the deep red tubers it w...
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Tomatoes of past glory
OSU Blue Fruit tomato. Not yet commercially available (to my knowledge), this is a breeding line of purple-black tomatoes developed at Ore...
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