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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #40 on: July 09, 2017, 11:47:58 »
Hi Sunloving, I don't believe we have had Yellow Slovenian beans in the swap at all, so they would make a lovely addition  :wave: I've some growing in the poly tunnel, though mine are only starting out, but good to know they are doing well for you.

Potato flowers tend to self pollinate although crossing does occur, mostly down to bees and other insects. But as potatoes don't generally come out an exact match to the parent, I think it is fine to put in open pollinated tps seeds and if there might be a little stray pollen, all the better for added diversity :) Mizen sound a lovely variety and I'd be excited to grow tps from them.
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #41 on: July 09, 2017, 11:50:12 »
Must have been typing as you posted Galina  :wave:
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2017, 17:21:20 »
Thankyou both that's really e ncouraging x sunloving

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2017, 19:51:14 »
Chillis are doing well....so will have a choice to offer (Aji Fantasy)  that overwintered well or Alfred Rocotto :) Mini white cukes or verde Courgettes....just waiting to see if Banana squash a goer :)
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #44 on: August 22, 2017, 21:48:20 »
I know I promised these last year (and failed to provide them!) but I absolutely definitely have a great harvest of Telephone peas to share!

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« Reply #45 on: August 23, 2017, 10:03:50 »
Glad you two posted, it's great to hear some crops are doing well this year :)
Lovely sounding selection Hector, looking forward to whatever you decide to put in.

Lol that's great news Silverleaf, I'm wanting to grow your selection of Telephone peas alongside Alderman, I know you rate them highly  :happy7:

I've got quite a few varieties of beans on the go this year, though nothing near harvesting for seed yet! So fingers crossed.
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2017, 13:55:55 »
I have grown these from HSL for the swop but a bit unhappy about the spotty ones. I can't remember what they looked like in the packet when they came. Is there a problem with them like a disease ? Any ideas.
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2017, 14:29:19 »
I have grown these from HSL for the swop but a bit unhappy about the spotty ones. I can't remember what they looked like in the packet when they came. Is there a problem with them like a disease ? Any ideas.

Looks too regular to be disease, but I am by no means an expert.

It reminds me of the pattern on "maple" peas (like you see in Unity which Galina shared last year).

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2017, 15:27:16 »
I have grown these from HSL for the swop but a bit unhappy about the spotty ones. I can't remember what they looked like in the packet when they came. Is there a problem with them like a disease ? Any ideas.

The spotty ones are not the correct colour for Frueher Heinrich.  A few other varieties, for example Latvian Soup has such spotty markings.  It is definitely not a disease.  Yes Unity has it as well, but Unity seeds are larger.  These could be Latvian Soup (which is also a HSL variety).  :wave:

PS attached is a photo of Frueher Heinrich (aka Early Henry) seeds.  They are a few years old, but you should see the colour ok and they look just like your non-spotty ones, Pumpkinlover.  As peas are very unlikely to cross, I would just use the plain ones for the Circle.
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2017, 15:52:08 »
Here is Latvian Soup pea for comparison.  I think you had a simple mix-up.  :wave:

PS:  just remembered that they have different flowers too.  Frueher Heinrich is white and Latvian Soup is bicolour purple flowered.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2017, 16:11:28 by galina »

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #50 on: August 29, 2017, 17:08:03 »
Perhaps the seeds were already mixed when they came to you, mistakes do happen. Handy in this case that the types are quite distinguishable and easy to seperate.  I think as Galina has said, the solid coloured ones are probably the correct ones and if you have enough of them for the circle, that will be great  :happy7:
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #51 on: August 30, 2017, 06:54:29 »
Thanks for the information. I will see if there are enough. Otherwise I will grow next year to get more.
I would have noticed if they were a mixture when I sowed them so HSL not to blame
I  kept the different varieties seperate when planting but the plants had very different ideas.
Need another plan for next year!



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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2017, 17:52:17 »
I have parsnip, turkish rocket and achocha seeds.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2017, 08:20:16 »
I have three types of bean which are pretty much countable and one just harvested , so uncrossing  fingers a little! I will just tease a bit by saying that DFB Emperor of Russia is the best bean I've grown!

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« Reply #54 on: October 26, 2017, 13:36:26 »
I'm interested if there's still space, and I do have seeds this year! Sorry about the long absence, it's been a hell of a year, including my daughter nearly dying in childbirth, but we seem to have got through it more or less intact.

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2017, 14:16:25 »
Just looking for some guidance on what happens next folks, my seeds are dried and ready for packaging.

how many seeds are we aiming for in regards to variety's..?

I have beans and toms, and depending on numbers, peas...
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2017, 21:10:54 »
Oopsie I've been somewhat awol from a4a and gardening again, though apart from getting the flu (really floored me for a few weeks) this time I'm excited to say it's because I've been managing to get my life back into some sort of shape (kind of, small steps, but big for me), plus I've been led delightfully astray by Sunloving, though she may not know it! Have to admit I find this time of year always seems to be more of a struggle, the shortening days and colder temperatures just make day to day more of a slog, but so far so good. But still the shortest day can't come soon enough and I sooooooo look forward to when the days start to lengthen.......and those first flowers of spring, magic.


Loving the sound of what folks have been harvesting, exciting times  :blob7: I'll pm everyone in the next few days, hopefully we will have a better idea of how many taking part etc.






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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #57 on: November 11, 2017, 21:28:02 »
Forgot to say, I'm not sure yet which ones, but it is looking likely a bean year from me, I grew lots of varieties and many have done well, some of my favourites and also new to me varieties are looking like contenders, hope this suits. Lots of podding to be done and still some drying out!
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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2017
« Reply #57 on: November 11, 2017, 21:28:02 »

 

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