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by pepperhead212
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Kansas!
Replies: 19
Views: 140

Re: Hi from Kansas!

@ness Yes, I had the same name there as here. I don't recall what year they shut down, but it was about that long ago.
by pepperhead212
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Squash
Topic: Winter Squash
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Re: Winter Squash

wykvlvr Unless you are a gambler, don't get the seeds from the store squash! First, you don't know what variety they grew, plus, nothing crosses easier that squash (except, maybe peppers! :o), since bees (and many pollinators) love squash blossoms! I can only grow moschata squash, due to SVB, and m...
by pepperhead212
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: What's Cooking.
Topic: Whatcha Cooking today?
Replies: 692
Views: 43860

Re: Whatcha Cooking today?

I just made a batch of this stuff, mainly because I was harvesting more of my hydroponics parsley than I knew what to do with! That recipe calls for half parsley, but I only used about 1/3 parsley. It's a great way to add cilantro flavor to dishes. As he says, it stores well - it's always lasted unt...
by pepperhead212
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: What's Cooking.
Topic: Whatcha Cooking today?
Replies: 692
Views: 43860

Re: Whatcha Cooking today?

I made some tom kha gai , with some leftover chicken I had, and some broth I had made with the bones and scraps. I had just gotten some fresh galangal, which gave me the idea for it - always have the fresh lime leaves and frozen lemongrass from the garden, and usually have fresh limes in the fridge....
by pepperhead212
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Kansas!
Replies: 19
Views: 140

Re: Hi from Kansas!

Welcome to the forum, from another gardener from the IDigMyGarden days!
by pepperhead212
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Tomato Talk
Topic: Baker Creek closed "to catch up"
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Baker Creek closed "to catch up"

I hope this is due more to increased business, and not so much less employees, due to covid19. I just recently got my last order - one I made from Tomatofest in early January, and everything else was in November and early December. I also got a couple Burpee packs from a new place in the area, that ...
by pepperhead212
Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: Tomato Crossing/Breeding
Topic: Tomatoes that dry through their skin
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Tomatoes that dry through their skin

I would assume that those fast drying types are the thin skinned types, compared to the thick skinned ones - the type that can sit on the counter for a week, and not look much different, like the Sprite grape tomatoes I grew last year. The skin is almost crunchy, it is so thick!
by pepperhead212
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: What's Cooking.
Topic: Whatcha Cooking today?
Replies: 692
Views: 43860

Re: Whatcha Cooking today?

Looks good! The last huge meatball I made was a Chinese lion's head, many years ago. Hmmmm...Chinese New Year is coming up - same day as my Birthday this year! Gives me another excuse to treat myself...not that I need an excuse. ;)
by pepperhead212
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Seed Saving Methods, Tips & Discussion
Topic: Squash
Replies: 24
Views: 2651

Re: Squash

I use tape to prevent the female flower from opening. Then I remove the pollen stem from a male flower on the same plant or another plant of the same variety and *paint* the center of the female flower after removing the tape. How do you choose one of those blossoms to tape shut? Do you tape one th...
by pepperhead212
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Seed Saving Methods, Tips & Discussion
Topic: Squash
Replies: 24
Views: 2651

Re: Squash

Something that I remember, when researching bitter melons , which are touted by some as wonder foods (this is in countries where much of the medicine available is alternative medicine), and, while some of those bitter compounds (probably similar to the "toxic squash" compounds) have been proven to b...
by pepperhead212
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Seed Saving Methods, Tips & Discussion
Topic: Squash
Replies: 24
Views: 2651

Re: Squash

There are countless squash hybrids out there, and this is the first time I've heard of someone getting sick from one of them. I grow a hybrid moschata butternut every year (polaris), and this year I have a hybrid of two species - tetsukabuto , which is a maxima x moschata, which I grew years ago, an...
by pepperhead212
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new here
Replies: 18
Views: 177

Re: I'm new here

Welcome to the forum!
by pepperhead212
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Seeds Wanted
Topic: Does anyone have Burpee Honeycomb cherry tomato seeds?
Replies: 4
Views: 1955

Re: Does anyone have Burpee Honeycomb cherry tomato seeds?

A place opened here last month, and they have Burpees seeds for half price. They had the Butterbush I wanted. I'll look and see if this one's there.
by pepperhead212
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Good Morning from Springfield, Missouri
Replies: 17
Views: 156

Re: Good Morning from Springfield, Missouri

Welcome to the forum!
by pepperhead212
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: What's Cooking.
Topic: Whatcha Cooking today?
Replies: 692
Views: 43860

Re: Whatcha Cooking today?

Today I made another dish in the Instant Pot; though not a one dish meal, it was started by cooking 3/4 c each of pearl barley and spelt (these cook in about the same time, under pressure), cooked in 4 c of salted water, set on low pressure for 20 min, and released naturally. While doing this, I coo...
by pepperhead212
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: What's Cooking.
Topic: Whatcha Cooking today?
Replies: 692
Views: 43860

Re: Whatcha Cooking today?

I made some Indian today, since I was making those dosa. I had a couple okra pickles on the side, instead of chutney. While making those dosa, I made a quick sambar in the IP, adding those extra butternut cubes I had at the end, and letting them sit 10 minutes or so, and adding the tarka at the end,...
by pepperhead212
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Herbs
Topic: Starting Curry Trees from seeds
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Starting Curry Trees from seeds

Here I have to bring it inside - curry trees don't like it much below 50°, and it is the first one in come fall, and the last one out in spring. I grow it on a deck, in the warm season, and in a south facing window in the off-season.
by pepperhead212
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Fermenting Food
Topic: Fermenting Food.
Replies: 110
Views: 7772

Re: Fermenting Food.

Yesterday I used the Instant Pot for fermenting another food - Dosa . This is an Indian flatbread, made with a combination of rice and lentils, which are soaked, then ground to a paste, then thinned to a batter, and fermented. I used the yogurt mode, adjusted to low, which is the lower temp, for fer...
by pepperhead212
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Herbs
Topic: Starting Curry Trees from seeds
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Starting Curry Trees from seeds

Back in September, a few seeds finally started ripening on my curry tree - seeds that showed up on the plant way back in June! They stayed green all summer, and I finally got them totally ripening at the end of September. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50346625302_a54bbacc82_4k.jpg Seeds of the...
by pepperhead212
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Area 51
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY encore!
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY encore!

Happy Birthday! Hope you are having a great day, and have a productive year ahead! Stay safe!

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