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Fennel - anyone grow this ??

27 August 2017 - 09:12 PM

I grew two Italian Fennel plants this year.  The tallest is now about 4' 6".  I have enjoyed using some of the leaves but neither plant has produced a bulb, just a 1 inch thick stem.


What did I do wrong (or not do right)?

Custom Tee-shirts and caps

13 June 2017 - 06:25 PM

Where are some good online sources for custom designed tees and caps?  I am interested in having a photo image added to them.



cone9 2017 Glog: seeds, meet media; media, meet moisture; moisture, meet seeds

04 February 2017 - 08:18 PM

After a lazy January I finally got under way today.  I'll deal with some pics once there is something to see other than nothing to see.


The final (well...maybe, maybe not) list, in no particular disorder:


Ms Junie 1

Aji Llaneron 1

Peach Bhut Jolokia 1 - seed from peppers that grew from last years Not White Bhut Jolokia seed

Not White Bhut Jolokia 1- last year this seed yielded a damn good Peach Bhut

Shishito 3

Aji Angelo 1

Jalapeno Yellow 2 or 3 

Aji Jobito 2 or 3

Cream Fatalii 2 or 3

Aji White Lightning Bolt 1

Tepin x Lemon Drop F5  1 or 2

7 Pot White 1

Brazilian Starfish 1

Santorini Episkopi Gonia 1

Sugar Rush Orange 1

Dong Xuan Market 2 or 3

Aji Rosita Yellow 1 or 2
Legacy Big Jim 2 or 3
Kampanaki 1 or 2

Bhut Jolokia White 1

Dolmalik Biber 2 or 3
Rocoto Marlene 1

Ecuadorian Sweet Rocoto 1

Manzano Yellow 1

Rocoto Yellow 1


I wanted to cut back on the number of varieties this year.  Twenty-five still looks like a lot to me but it's ten less than I started with last year.

But, with the multiples I may still be looking at more plants than last year.  Another year of pots all over the yard!


I grew Urfa Biber a couple seasons back and really like it pickled.  I may add it to the list (if I can find my seed) and/or Aleppo.


I can also hear Pimenta de Neyda whining from the seed box for attention.  I know I had one plant in my grow room last year but when it was time to plant I didn't.  I repeatedly looked over the plants outside, then went back to the basement to check, then looked over them all a couple more times. I never figured out what happened.  Me being delusional, I guess 





Burr Gherkin - anyone grow this?

28 December 2016 - 09:34 AM

I am attracted the the West India Burr Gherkin for use in pickles rather than or in combo with cucs.  


Has anyone grown them and if so your opinions/experiences?



Winter Squash suggestions

26 December 2016 - 03:50 PM

I have never grown winter squash.  I am interested in trying a couple this year.  I am looking for suggestions for smaller size squash that have a compact growth habit.


I would like a sweeter flavored flesh and plan to mainly bake them and use in soups


I am considering Delicata and Blue Kuri but am wide open to suggestions.  Good storage quality would be nice as my family will not want squash often or in large amounts.  I was sent some seed for Red Kuri last year but darned if I can not find where I put it!


I am located in NE Ohio but not up by the lake - USDA zone 6a