Yesterday I went through my 2019 breeding notes from my Scotch Bonnet Remix project. I’m planning out what selections to grow this summer. (This was a cross between Scotch Bonnet peppers and some sweet Capsicum annuums. A cross that everyone tells me shouldn’t happen! Read more about the Scotch Bonnet Remix origin story here) The … More Planning out the 2020 Scotch Bonnet Remix breeding project.
This is book four of my personal Top 10 Farm Books Of The Decade. I’m presenting my Top 10 in order of publication. Next up ,,, The Organic Seed Grower A Farmer’s Guide to Vegetable Seed Production by John Navazio When I was a new farmer in the early 2000s, there were some great books … More The Organic Seed Grower – Book Review
Wow a second blog post in the same day!!!! This is book two is my personal Top 10 farm books of the decade. I’m presenting my Top 10 in order of publication. Let’s head to 2011 With ,,, Breeding Organic Vegetables A Step-by-Step Guide for Growers by Rowen White and Bryan Connolly This book is … More Breeding Organic Vegetables – Book Review
This is the story of how my dream of breeding a black skin radish with red flesh came true! … More Living The Radish Breeding Dream
Everyone tells me that different pepper species don’t cross. That’s not been my experience. Years ago I gave up growing our strain of Hot Paper Lantern Habanero because it got so crossed up with sweet peppers. (That would be Capsicum chinense x Capsicum annuum.) And last year, we started seeing a similar situation with our … More The Scotch Bonnet Remix Story – Crossing Hot Pepper From Different Species
Last week, Emily and I took the week off to go on a vacation. And what better place for a vacation than to visit another seed company? So we drove down to Naples, New York to visit Petra and Matthew at Fruition Seeds. This is the first of 3 posts about our visit. The Fields … More Walking the Fields at Fruition Seeds
I love growing out crossed up plants and selecting what we will save for seed. Brassicas are probably my favourite plant to select. Here are some pictures of what it looked like while I was selecting one breeding population last week. The plants I was selecting are the F2 generation of a cross between Tokyo … More 5 Steps To Rogue And Select Brassica Rapas