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Vetivert

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #100 on: November 18, 2020, 12:00:39 »
The parcel has been sent, but I'm sorry to say it's without the mullein seeds. I couldn't for the life of me locate the seed heads I stashed away though I could swear I saw them last week...

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #100 on: November 18, 2020, 12:00:39 »

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« Reply #101 on: November 18, 2020, 16:21:37 »
Even without the mullein seeds, it’s a great range!

It gets a bit like that at this time of year - packets, dishes, buckets, bags ........

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« Reply #102 on: November 21, 2020, 10:57:43 »
Two turkish peppers:kandil dolma and tursusu,one hot and one sweet.The following bean varieties:red carolina
             arikoro
             salewski`s ungarn
             pastoral
If you recieve the beans put them in the fridge for 24 hours,just in case.

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« Reply #103 on: November 22, 2020, 09:47:04 »
Great stuff. Another exciting range of varieties. We're a small circle but certainly make up for it in range and number of contributions. Great thanks to everyone.
Once Ruud's seeds arrive, I'll despatch as quickly as possible. We just need to hope the pre-Brexit postal service pulls out the stops for us.

It would be great if we could put together notes about the varieties we're contributing - any known history, where our seeds came from, growing/cooking experiences etc. They can be as brief or as detailed as you like.

They can be posted here (with photos if available and helpful), and I will also put them somewhere central so that they can be consulted for years to come. Perhaps this is something we can do over the next month with a view to having a full set of notes by the new year. Do say if this presents any difficulties .....

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« Reply #104 on: November 22, 2020, 13:29:26 »
Greek squash, sorry no photo to hand.  As the photo shows, the plants are so light green, that the term 'white' is quite correct for this squash.

https://hsl.gardenorganic.org.uk/seedlist/squash/greek

Red veined sorrel, again sorry, no photo to hand.  Seems to shake off frost well.  Leaves are a bit tough this time of year, but the red stems are still very yummy.  New leaves in spring in abundance followed by flowering stem in late summer.  If stem cut off, plants will just carry on.   

https://www.magicgardenseeds.co.uk/The-Good-To-Know/Bloody-dock-red-veined-sorrel-(Rumex-sanguineus)-A.1003-
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« Reply #105 on: November 23, 2020, 06:43:15 »
Thanks Galina. Great start. The HSL notes say the Greek squash can be eaten young or left to grow into more of a marrow. I’ve not grown summer squash before. If picked young would you use them much as you would use a courgette?

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« Reply #106 on: November 23, 2020, 06:46:45 »
I think I have commented on the beans before. 

Yes exactly.  Use like courgette as normal.  Skin stays soft for a long time, so can be used as a marrow too.  Like halved and stuffed.  Our Italian neighbour admired the large flowers for stuffed courgette flowers.  Unfortunately for him I said no, because I needed every one to have enough for isolating and handpollinating.  :wave:
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« Reply #107 on: November 23, 2020, 07:07:49 »
Yes, you have commented fully on the beans. Thanks.

Looking forward to growing the Greek squash.  I like your dedication to the seed-saving cause!

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« Reply #108 on: November 23, 2020, 09:22:08 »
Thank you Jan.

To the group.  How would you date a squash whose seeds were grown in one year and harvested in another?  The Greek was grown in 2019, but seeds extracted early in 2020.  Is it the seed extraction date or the growing date?  I always go by the growing date, but there may be a different convention.  :wave:

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« Reply #109 on: November 23, 2020, 09:52:56 »
If faced with that dilemma I would also opt for the growing date. My justification would be that recording the season of growth is more useful for future reference than when the seeds were extracted.

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« Reply #110 on: November 24, 2020, 09:32:03 »
Yes, I'd use the growing season too.

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« Reply #111 on: November 24, 2020, 10:02:49 »
Thank you both.  :wave:

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Re: Seed Saving Circle 2020
« Reply #112 on: November 27, 2020, 14:22:01 »
Bush bean arikara https://www.victoryseeds.com/bean_arikara-yellow.html
pole bean salewskis ungarn http://www.bohnen-atlas.de/sorten/s/2150-salewski-s-ungarische
you have to translate this page because it is in german.
pole bean pastoral  and bush bean red caroline not very much information about those two.Red caroline is a kidney type of bean,pastoral is a climbing snapbean wenn picked young.

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« Reply #113 on: November 28, 2020, 06:31:14 »
Thanks Ruud.
That’s very helpful. From the Bohnen-Atlas link, the Salewski’s Ungarn (Salewski’s Hungarian) is apparently a mixture which grew from Blaue aus Ungarn (Blue from Hungary).
I grew Blaue aus Ungarn this year. It was a late bean but I have seeds still drying from it. It was also very flat podded and I think tender though I didn’t really get to eat it as I was keen to save the seed.
Were yours similar in being flat-podded and quite late, and did you get the mix?

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« Reply #114 on: November 28, 2020, 10:42:07 »
yes,they are quite late and the beans are quite a mix.I had more than 4 different types of beans.Intresting to see what happens if you grow them seperatly.Do you get a mix or not.

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« Reply #115 on: November 28, 2020, 20:34:20 »
Good news! All the seeds have now arrived, even those which had to cross the Channel. They’ve now been parcelled up and dispatched and will hopefully be with the island dwellers in the next two or three days and others as soon as possible.
A small number of people but a great range of seeds - so thank you very much to all participants for such imaginative contributions. Definitive list to follow.

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« Reply #116 on: November 29, 2020, 09:42:18 »
The final list of seeds contributed and sent out.

Galina
White Courgette Greek
Red veined Sorrel
CFB Mazlenk Rumen Visok II
DFB Snake
Melon Collective Farm Woman
CFB Tirana's Rotviolette
CFB Bosnian

Vetivert
Blooming Prairie dual-purpose dwarf bean
Beefy Resilient Grex dwarf drying beans
Sweet Meat - Oregon Homestead maxima squash
Früher Heinrich mangetout pea
Redventure celery
Magic Manna flour corn
Hooker’s Sweet Indian sweetcorn

Markfield Rover
Hangman’s Door pea,
Nasturtium Blue Pepe,
Syrian Small broad bean,
Bloody Warrior lettuce
Burmese Sour tomato
Syria Stuffer tomato

Ruud
Solar Flare tomato
Cherokee Green tomato
Heatherington Pink tomato
Pamplemousse du Grandpère tomato
Dalyon tomato
Tursusu chilli pepper
Kandil dolma sweet pepper
Pastoral cfb
Salewski’s Ungarn cfb
Red Carolina dfb
Arikara Yellow dfb

Jang
Rosella tomato
Dancing with Smurfs tomato
Black Opal tomato
Dehybridised Sungold tomato
Jaerert pea
Magnolia Blossom pea
Opal Creek pea
Dill
Magenta spreen - Chenopodium giganteum
Red mountain spinach/ Red orach - Atriplex hortensis var. rubra

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« Reply #119 on: November 29, 2020, 15:39:20 »
:icon_cheers: Thank you everybody!   :icon_cheers:

 

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