I have no idea what I am doing, and you can too!

Dragonfly Larva

Here I am meeting a lot of river larva. Caddisfly and dragonfly and stonefly larva indicate a healthy river. This tributary to the Housatonic is way healthy.

                                               
This is some miles.  (at Bascom Lodge At Mount Greylock)

This is some miles. (at Bascom Lodge At Mount Greylock)

                                               
Teaching atop mount Greylock poetry about deer and bears.  (at Bascom Lodge At Mount Greylock)

Teaching atop mount Greylock poetry about deer and bears. (at Bascom Lodge At Mount Greylock)

                                               
smalllandmarks:

i don’t know how to say thisfrom field notes


Say it with sprouts.

smalllandmarks:

i don’t know how to say this
from field notes

Say it with sprouts.

(via morigrrl)

Source: smalllandmarks

                                               
Using every part of the buffalo.

Using every part of the buffalo.

                                               
The “twist” is sadness!

The “twist” is sadness!

                                               
Compost nasturtium. #gardening

Compost nasturtium. #gardening

                                               
blooms-and-shrooms:

Sulpher Shelf (chicken of the woods) by All Things Winged and Wonderful Photography on Flickr.

blooms-and-shrooms:

Sulpher Shelf (chicken of the woods) by All Things Winged and Wonderful Photography on Flickr.

Source: blooms-and-shrooms

                                               
biodiverseed:

jackassgardener:

Wait a tick! So upon tasting these “Black Pineapple” tomatoes from seeds I saved, they taste more like the Ivory Pear tomatoes from last year whose seeds I DIDN’T save. These are also whiter than black pineapple but are not pear shaped. The plants were next to each other last year. Have I made a hybrid?

They certainly look more like the “Ivory Pear”! I have done this with peppers so many times: when you don’t have commercial facilities, and when you only grow 1-2 of each plant variety, it is hard to avoid making hybrids. Provided the seeds aren’t sterile or weirdly mutated, you could keep cross-breeding it and see where the experiment goes!
#hybrids #tomatoes #heirloom seeds #garden science

Hooray! I was hoping you’d see this. They taste good.

biodiverseed:

jackassgardener:

Wait a tick! So upon tasting these “Black Pineapple” tomatoes from seeds I saved, they taste more like the Ivory Pear tomatoes from last year whose seeds I DIDN’T save. These are also whiter than black pineapple but are not pear shaped. The plants were next to each other last year. Have I made a hybrid?

They certainly look more like the “Ivory Pear”! I have done this with peppers so many times: when you don’t have commercial facilities, and when you only grow 1-2 of each plant variety, it is hard to avoid making hybrids. Provided the seeds aren’t sterile or weirdly mutated, you could keep cross-breeding it and see where the experiment goes!

#hybrids #tomatoes #heirloom seeds #garden science

Hooray! I was hoping you’d see this. They taste good.

Source: jackassgardener

                                               
Wait a tick! So upon tasting these “black pineapple” tomatoes from seeds I saved, they taste more like the ivory pear tomatoes from last year whose seeds I DIDN’T save. These are also whiter than black pineapple but are not pear shaped. The plants were next to each other last year. Have I made a hybrid??

Wait a tick! So upon tasting these “black pineapple” tomatoes from seeds I saved, they taste more like the ivory pear tomatoes from last year whose seeds I DIDN’T save. These are also whiter than black pineapple but are not pear shaped. The plants were next to each other last year. Have I made a hybrid??