Category: edibles

Flowers are identical to those of their parents

Blueberry seedlings update

Two years old seedlings Two years ago, I have started growing blueberries from seeds. I have collected some of the seeds from large healthy fruits on my old blueberry plants. After stratification, seeds germinated very well and I ended up with many tiny slow growing blueberry seedlings. I have waited two years, before planting them […]

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Giant orange habanero chilli cross

Last couple of seasons, I’ve been banging my head, trying to figure out the ancestors of chilli I bought on eBay. It was supposed to be Trinidad scorpion, but as well as we all know, there’s no way to receive the right seeds that way. I decided to collect the seeds and try growing them […]

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Germinating walnut tree

I received several extremely large walnuts and decided to try making them germinate. Walnuts are easy to propagate from seeds, but they grow slow at first and you don’t really know the size of the walnuts until the tree is already quite large. They also secrete juglone, a phytotoxic chemical that is toxic to many […]

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Growing potato seeds

Sometimes, potatoes manage to produce tomato-like fruits in late summer and fall. When they get ripe, they start turning yellow and soft, but the fruits usually (well, I’d say always, but I kept one fruit ­čÖé ) get discarded, because they are supposed to be poisonous if ingested. Potato propagation is usually done by planting […]

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