T.O.T.S – Fall Crop Strategy And Succession Planting

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There are 4 key factors that are crucial to have a successful garden in my opinion.

*Timing*
Timing is the 1st and most important step. You have to time your fall crops to rhythm of mother nature. The season change around a certain time and this software helps predict the best time to plant your crops.

*Organization*
By making your self organized you take out the trouble that most gardeners suffer while gardening. I organize my seeds with a CD holder and label all my plants with clothes pins to make sure everything is properly labeled and sorted.

*Tools*
To be a carpenter you have to have the right hammer to do the job just as a plumber has to have the right kind of wrench. Well to successful start a 2nd crop for the fall you need to have a tool to start your plants indoor. I use the Sunleaves IV 4ft 4 x T5 blub Vitaluma Plus System. It has 4 grow blubs at 6500k. It is a great system for any beginner or a novice gardener.
You can find it online in places like http://www.ebay.com

*Success*
The best advice that I could give to any gardener is to look for the positive. In gardening there is always a positive aspect to everything we do. No matter how big or small it is you can find if you look. The success is how to look for that eureka moment and store in the grey matter between our ears.

Glass Gem Corn

The gardening software that I use to help with timing is
http://www.growveg.com

Ebay Link to Gardening Stuff
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Ronnie Payne’s Facebook Link
https://www.facebook.com/payne.rg

YouTube Gardener Spotlight
https://www.youtube.com/user/raygrowtx/
https://www.youtube.com/user/ManabuFarms
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyVwwZG2doJzrUrMH7bcdBg
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkygj-MuymR_abU2xApQaBg

 

Glass Gem Corn

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On June 22nd, We harvested our Glass Gem Corn from our urban garden. These corn seeds were given to us to grow from a fellow you-tuber named Robin Simmons. This unique corn is different colored on each kernel and each cob is uniquely different from the next. The rainbow color is vibrant and eye chillingly beautiful.

The corn became popular in 2012 when a picture was posted on Facebook and it when viral. The gemcorn was developed by a native American Indian trying to find his heritage thru agriculture. A friend named Schoen then was able to get the seeds and grew a little each year until today we have this Rainbow Corn, or Glass Gem Corn.

This glass gem seed will be used to make popcorn, it is a flint corn, for our family. We will also be giving away some to spread the heritage of the Indian culture. My wife and kids are registered Cherokee and I want to keep their heritage alive by passing down seeds to the next generation of non gmo corn.

You can learn about the creation of the corn here.
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-story-behind-glass-gem-corn-2013-10?op=1

You can find her channel here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/Gardeninggirl1107

The YouTube Gardener Spotlight of the Week is
https://www.youtube.com/user/praxxus55712

Glass Gem Corn

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Recipe to make Orange Sherbet Ice Cream. This recipe requires only 2 simple ingredients to make this super summer time treat.

To make our orange version of sherbet, combine 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and 1 two liter of orange soda in an ice cream maker.

Mix for 20-30 Minutes. Enjoy

Check Our Garden Spotlight of the Week
http://www.youtube.com/user/Calikim29

 

 

How We Cross Breed Our Tomatoes

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After the Tomato Video: Sunny Gürl, we got several comments on how we crossed breed our tomato plant. This is a “how to” video on how to cross breed tomatoes.

We crossed a Brandywine Studdeth Tomato with a Black Krim Tomato. By doing so we hope to increase the size of the Black Krim from a 12 oz – 15 oz size to a 2 pound tomato. We named this new F1 Hybrid Black Wine. But we are asking for your help with our new name, leave a comment below and the best name will receive seeds from this cross. The tomato name contest ends August 15, 2014

When breeding plants you don’t know what you are going to get on the other side of a cross and that is the appealing part.The game is to wait and see.

Here is some more information that I found about Cross Breeding Plants:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plant_breeding
http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/vista/html_pubs/PLBREED/pl_breed.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/p/plant_breeding.htm

You can also find a video on YouTube from Gardening In Norway as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vydxMrMRkLA

Check out Alderman Farms here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/AldermanFarms

Bush Early Girl and Sunny Goliath - Cross Breeding Tomatoes