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Old September 10, 2018   #16
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Super idea! In fact, I already have a colander that will do the trick.
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Old September 24, 2018   #17
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This thread is making me crave kale chips!
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Old October 4, 2018   #18
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With everything bolted or torn up by now, I am craving some fresh greens! (Should've made chips while the going was good )
So a couple of days ago I started my brassica seed test, and here they are up. Not sure how long until the true leaves will be out, to see just how mixed up they are. I kept seed lots separate on the chance that some would have a better chance of being true to type instead of crossed. Not much chance with the purple stemmed types, since they had lost their identifying leaves before I remembered to do the seed roundup... I tried to classify them by the amount of purple (some were just purple tinged, others fully purple stems and purple pods). Still I ended up with six purple seed lots, two white stemmed mustard, 3 michihili and 3 "choy" - pretty sure these were just the "baby bok choy" that came from the greenhouse but not 100% certain if I did toss all the bolted yu choy so we shall see...


One interesting thing I noticed already: The third lot of Michihili seed is showing some purple tinges on a couple of seedlings, so likely crossed with one of the purple things (Red Russian Kale, RRK crosses with different leaf shape, or purple tinged mustard green). Anything cool looking will get personal space, of course. We actually did okay with Michihili under lights last winter (larger pot) although I wish it grew faster.

Seeing I have been without greens for awhile now, the taste testing day is bound to be my favorite part of this experiment.

Sorry for less than great pics, everything looks a little blurry to me today.
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Old October 5, 2018   #19
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So, Bower, have you decided on what brassicas from the list (at post#8) you'd like me to send into Nicky's swap?
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Old October 5, 2018   #20
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Mmmmm I did indeed spend an evening frolicking with brassica dreams on google..
My notes say Ryokuho F1 is a Gailan. 40 days, yummy thick stems, same family as broccoli.
Choho, Bekana and Senposai are sweet, early, chinese-cabbagey things any and all of which I do love. Those were the coolest ones I double starred as the ones most likely to grow, even in winter.


Such beauties as Violetta and Veronica romensco are for me to admire from afar.. in pictures of someone else's triumph.



It might also interest you to know that San Fan F1 is a racecar. Apollo F1 is a rocket engine. Google cannot lie.
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Old October 7, 2018   #21
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So here is the brassica seed test at 7 days. I'm really not seeing any purple on any of the seedlings at this stage - first true leaf just emerging. Some of the seedlots (mostly the P series) have a few tiny seedlings emerging later in the row with purple cotyledons.
All the seedlings under the LED are starting true leaf now, while our salad mix in the greenhouse planted the same day is a little bit slower. Michihili is ahead by a notch with true leaf a little longer. This is nice to see because the seed they came from (commercial source) was extremely slow! Fresh seed seems to be the answer to that.
After the pics I topped up these containers with some compost and watered.
I am hoping to see those little true leaves in another week.
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