How about Far North Gardening Trials?

davidcalgary29(2b)January 16, 2013

Is anyone interested in having a gardening trial for one vegetable or flower variety per year? I used to rely on Alberta's perennial and woody plant trials, but it seems that this program has been terminated, and don't seem to be any other large-scale trials going on in our region. How about it? I'm game for anything, and it would be interesting to compare results with other regional gardeners.

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CLBlakey

My trial plant this year will be a blueberry again but in a new spot the last one drown by the neighbors downspout. I would love to try the trombocino squash I think it would be fun.

http://www.4042.com/4042forums/showthread.php?t=12405&page=9

    Bookmark   January 17, 2013 at 6:44PM
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beegood_gw

I'm game. I brought that up once before but got no interest. So will challenge my zone 3 with a zone 4 or 5 . Think it wud be fun.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2013 at 10:56AM
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davidcalgary29(2b)

I'm up for anything that I can obtain from an online source. Suggestions? We could go with the trombocino squash or the New Guinea bean if there's interest in growing weird cucurbits.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 1:11PM
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beegood_gw

Where do you get either one of those?

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 11:44AM
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davidcalgary29(2b)

I found seeds for New Guinea 'bean' on eBay. I've searched all the usual suspects for 'trombocino' squash, but come up empty. The selection should probably be something that everyone (who's interested) can easily obtain.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 6:50PM
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twrosz

I think I'll give my hand at the variegated Norway maple acer Platanoides Drummondii. The tree just might have a chance with our now milder winters coupled with having a very protected backyard. At my location, I've only recorded two nights of -40 C in the past six winters and nothing below -30 C the last two. My other Norway maples have been doing very well and always much enjoyed and admired!

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 8:20PM
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CLBlakey

I thought I saw these at Canadian tire part of the Italian collection I will check Saturday but it wouldn't be the first time I was wrong.

not sure what happened yesterday but my edit did not show up West coast Seeds in Vancouver has them http://www.westcoastseeds.com/productdetail/Vegetable-Seeds/Squash/Tromboncino/

This post was edited by CLBlakey on Wed, Jan 30, 13 at 17:29

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 6:26PM
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kstrawson(z3Alb)

'trombocino' squash seeds can be found at Territorial seeds, canada

    Bookmark   January 29, 2013 at 6:38PM
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davidcalgary29(2b)

Ok, I'm going to try the following varieties this year:

Squash: 'tromboncino'

Okra: 'Cajun delight'

Sorrel: 'Large leaf"

Let me know if anyone needs seeds for these...I can spare a few.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2013 at 4:04PM
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xaroline(zone 3 Calgary)

I have not got to vegetable gardening yet, but I think I might try "blue" tomatoes this year. They are not really blue, but supposed to contain some of the antioxidants
like blueberries.
I have seeds for Greek Mountain Tea which is new to me.
I will start it as a WS.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 5:23PM
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CLBlakey

Would love to try the tromboncino seeds if you have some. not sure how the garden web email thing works but I think I have allowed emails for details

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 6:44PM
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CLBlakey

David got your email but it says I can't respond by email I tried by sending my address but not sure if you got it.

Cindy

    Bookmark   March 3, 2013 at 10:37AM
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