Greg Martin

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I'm pretty sure that European and American elderberries are now considered to be the same species, with the American now listed as a subspecies of the European....Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis.
USDA Plant Profile for American Elderberry
4 days ago
Thank you for your kindness Jelle!  PM sent.  Fingers crossed.  I am very hopeful.
4 days ago
If they don't end up with male and female flowers at the same time you should be able to collect and dry the pollen and use it when called for.  BTW, I'm loving your adventuresomeness Jackie!
5 days ago
Those are some nice looking socks Dez! :)
The thanks go both ways.  I got a pair for myself based on your recommendation and love them.  Hang in there....spring will be here before you know it.
Cameron, did you contact them and ask if they can be consumed by humans?  I'm just super curious what they would say.
1 week ago
Excellent news Patrick!  I got those accessions as well and have some local friends interested as well.  It'll be fun to see how this all plays out.  Thank you so much for identifying this target!
2 weeks ago
Hi Jackie.  Any plant that is a strong self pollinator should be ok to collect from even a single plant.  So, for example, tomatoes, peas and beans are worth saving.  While I think they'd all be better off as open pollinated landraces like Joseph is and has created, the varieties of tomatoes, peas and beans we mostly grow will be ok.  It also helps that those three are also super easy to save seeds from.
2 weeks ago
I promise to make no more bad jokes this year!!!
2 weeks ago
At the beginning of this year I made a New Year's resolution to lose 10 pounds ...
... Only 15 more to go!
2 weeks ago