Life

This is for things pertaining to life (such as plants, animals, food, and health). It's also for biological entities.
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Once upon a time, my ideal meal of peanut butter sandwiches went like this (and it still does): Spread peanut butter on a couple slices of bread (making two sandwiches), spread honey or raspberry jam on them, put bread on each, cut them each in half, and dip them generously in milk before eac...read more
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https://www.tomatojunction.com/viewtopic.php?p=94282#p94282 Okay, I just planted some seeds. Here's what: Tomatoes: • Amana Orange x 1 (saved seeds from 2022) • Brandywine Pink x 1 (saved seeds from 2022) • Cal Ace VF x 18 (store seeds) • Carolina Yellow x 2 (saved seeds from 2022) • ...read more
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I was listening to an audiobook, today, at my computer, and a command-prompt was before me. As I sometimes do, I typed various characters while I listened. Then I started holding keys down and watching. I noticed that when I focused on the cursor/caret as it moved, then the details of all the le...read more
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https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/plants-use-rna-to-talk-to-neighbors-69337 This is a fascinating article about how nearby plants can affect each other's gene expression via RNA. plant_ gene_expression RNA_
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In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe in building a reserve of food (and stuff for emergencies), so that we can be prepared. I'm not the type of person to go to the store everyday, so I generally like to buy in bulk (even for everyday life). Keep in mind that not all of ...read more
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So, I've been in the dark about whether/when second boosters would come out and be available to the public (especially for free) for a while now. It's kind of hard to find information about it, even when you're specifically looking for it. However, I have the answer for you, so fear not. Appa...read more
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https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1993/10/combatting-spiritual-drift-our-global-pandemic?lang=eng This religious address by Russell M. Nelson, from 1993, is fascinating, in light of the current physical and spiritual situations. religious_
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https://medium.com/medical-myths-and-models/the-human-genome-is-full-of-viruses-c18ba52ac195 This link has some cool stuff to say about viruses.
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5506060/ This talks about how consuming tomatoes reduces indicence of tumors from a certain kind of skin cancer, or some such. They only tested red and tangerine tomatoes (tangerine is a color gene for one of the orange kinds of tomatoes, which is ...read more
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https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34831098/ Another benefit from viruses! :) tomato_
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Cilantrovaya_A F2 is the same plant as MKX_B. See the MKX_ project for earlier information about MKX_B: https://www.growspice.com/MKX-tomato-project-td3636.html This project was named due to the first fruit of Cilantrovaya_A having a delayed aftertaste of fresh cilantro, and having Medovaya ...read more
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I've long wondered whether wonderberries were polyploids or not, and it turns out, they are! Well, according to a couple sources on the Internet, anyway. I don't know if they're talking about research done on actual wonderberries sold as wonderberries or on Solanum retroflexum from Africa, or on...read more
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https://biologydictionary.net/gametophyte/ I found the above to be very insightful. Beware of the ads, though; as in, there are a lot of them (but if you search for articles on your typical search engine, it's probably something you're used to). Apparently, some plants produce gametes some...read more
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See also this link: https://www.tomatojunction.com/post73894.html#p73894 Wuler_ is a tomato project of mine ( see my ID system if you want to make sense of how I name plants within each project), to deal with segregations of and/or crosses with the unstable B.S.X. tomato seeds I received in...read more
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Wuler_ is a tomato project of mine, to deal with segregations of and/or crosses with the unstable B.S.X. tomato seeds I received in 2019 (which have proven pretty cool). This is to distinguish it from the other B.S.X. tomatoes floating around that don't quite match mine in description, and to he...read more
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I have mixed feelings about this article linked at the end of this post. On the one hand, it's great, because it has the potential to produce a great product. On the other hand, the implication seems to be that they're infecting chickens with a live COVID virus (they use the word 'infect', rathe...read more
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Data: - 0.5oz fruit (15 grams); large cherry size; extra large cherry size - Fruit color: orange / golden orange-yellow - 75 to 80 days - Indeterminate - Resists Fol (0,1,2), ToMV, Pi, Pst, Xcv, along with some resistance to at least one kind of blight (not sure which), according to moless...read more
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- High yielding / productive / enormous quantities - Vigorous - 4 to 8 oz - Indeterminate - Red / intense scarlet - Resists V F2 / Good disease resistance - May be a Gurney's breed. Vendors in 2022: - $6.99: https://www.gurneys.com/product/tasty-beef-vff-hybrid-tomato - $8.97: https:/...read more
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- 80 days - Up to 1lb / 17oz / medium - High yielding - Red - Beefsteak/oblate shape - Smooth and meaty - RL - Indeterminate - Resists V F N - Smoother shoulders and smaller blossoms scars than the regular Beefsteak, according to Burpee, in 2022. - Open-pollinated Articles: - http:...read more
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- 8 to 12 oz - meaty - 20 to 24 inch dwarf plants / mature height = 36" - determinate - 65 days / early - container-friendly Vendors in 2022: - $6.95 (40 seeds): https://www.burpee.com/tomato-bushsteak-hybrid-prod000982.html - https://www.homedepot.com/p/Burpee-Tomato-BushSteak-Hy...read more
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Apparently, doing foliar sprays with things like ascorbic acid, citric acid, and acetic acid can have significant benefits to plants (although too much can kill them). It can improve drought-tolerance, salinity-tolerance, plant growth, and fruit quality. - https://www.proquest.com/docview/147...read more
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- Amana Orange (future saved seed) - Broy_ F3 (future saved seed) - Brandy Boy F12 (future saved seed) - Brazillian Beauty (Gifted/traded seed) - Cherokee Purple (Baker Creek) - German Lunchbox (Baker Creek) - Market Wonder (Saved seed) - Mila Orange Pear (Baker Creek) - MKX_ (Future sav...read more
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log.growspice.com I began my growlog at the following website (see that for earlier information): https://www.tomatojunction.com/shule-s-2022-growlog-t3310.html Growlist: [FYI: - The names on my growlist with hyphens are seed names; those with underscores are plant names. If it just e...read more
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Morsel_A F1 was a plant I grew in 2021. It was an F1 hybrid, with Napoli as the mother, and an unknown smaller-fruited plant as the father. The fruits were ovate in a symmetrical fashion; they were somewhat sweet, and quite good. They tasted like they'd be good tomatoes in salad (and for snackin...read more
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MKX_ is a tomato breeding project. MKX_A F1 was the first plant of the project, grown in 2017, and was a cross between Medovaya Kaplya and another tomato. The cross evidently happened in my own garden in 2016 (when I grew the true Medovaya Kaplya, and probably over a hundred other tomato variet...read more
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