William Schlegel wrote:I am going to try growing Salsify and Leeks for the first time. Hope to get a couple packets of each to start a grex.
I ordered another short season rice for my rice project. Supposedly an upland strain from Sherk Seeds.
I am going to try growing Solanum arcanum and Solanum chilense wild tomato species. I may also plant some Solanum cheesemanii and Solanum galapagense also wild tomato species to add to those varieties and species I currently grow. Also got a packet of a late blight resistant tomato F1 to cross into tomato grexes and to dehybridize. Going to grow Fairy Hollow and some other new selections from Joseph. Andrew sent me a bunch of tomatoes. Will grow out as many as possible. May save one reputably difficult tomato species for next year.
Going to try growing a cool looking moschata squash land race from native seed search called Rancho marques to cross with my Lofthouse moshata. Another new moshata squash a hybrid with a pretty green and yellow rather agrosperma like color pattern from territorial seed. Will add it to the grex.
Two or three new parsnips including Kraal to turn my semi feral parsnips into a grex.
Perhaps another turnip or two to turn my turnips into a grex
Got some gaspe flint corn.
Some more pea varieties for the pea grex
White seeded poppy seeds
Welsh onion which is a progenitor of walking onions. Will plant next to Lofthouse onion to see if can recreate walking onions.
Black Spanish radish for my radish grex
Pima club wheat
Several packets I just haven't gotten planted yet:
Neandercorn and orange flint corn from Joseph. Will probably just start a flint corn grex by doing packet to row planting.
Tartar buckwheat 2 packets I need to keep separate
Several beans including a grex from Carol Deppe and Josephs.
Lofthouse landrace zucchini which I plan to cross with Mandan pepo squash for a new grex.
Probably will find a few others and buy a few more. Have my eye on another leek for my future leek grex called Blu de Solaise that my local seed coop only sells on their seed racks.
Joseph Lofthouse wrote:Maximoss: Interspecies hybrid between maxima and moschata. Re-selected for skinny vines, skinny peduncles, and maxima flavor. The idea behind this breeding project is to move the thin vine (vine borer resistant) of the moschata into a plant that produces the lovely flavors of maxima squash.
Jay Angler wrote:In the summer I harvested some camas seeds from a road-side where I knew from observation that there was a healthy patch. I have planted it in two spots, had a friend plant some, and have some set aside for another friend. I really hope it germinates! (Waiting impatiently for signs - I didn't find info on the web as to when the seeds germinate, just a recommendation to plant in the fall.)