Author Topic: Welcome and Introduce Yourself!  (Read 5000 times)

Gene Tyle

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #75 on: 2019-09-08, 10:36:20 PM »
Hello,
I switch from my name (Doug Sutton) and Gene Tyle from forum to forum.
I am a hobby breeder, member of the Master Gardener Program, and Seed Savers Exchange for over 20 years now.

If reading Carol Deppe’s book does not / did not change you and how you think about plant breeding, it is time to pick up another hobby or interest… May I suggest you start to collect thimbles instead? No sarcasm here, I think a thimble collection could go on for decades without getting old...

I have made a few crosses, mostly peppers.

I may already have “bugged” you in the past. I shamelessly plug my website to anyone I find on-line who hybridizes plants.

I recently updated the site on how I keep track and document each year with a code and a color.

Website:
www.uporo.com

& Specifically this link:
See how Identify and label my crossed flowers:
https://sites.google.com/site/uporouporo/home/label

I continue to save seeds and maintain my small collection of apple and pear trees.

If you have a desire to set up a local grafting class / group, I’d be glad to talk about the successes we have had here with these classes with our Master Gardener Program.

Sincerely,
Gene Tyle AKA: Doug, PASuD

Richard Watson

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 227
  • Karma: 19
  • South Island - New Zealand
    • View Profile
    • Sentinels Group Seeds
    • Email
Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #76 on: 2019-09-08, 10:58:23 PM »
Welcome Gene, or is that Doug ;D
Changeable year round climate with warming winters - just under 500mm average yearly rainfall. 20 years of soil improvements plus sub soil top soil reversal means my garden beds are about half metre deep. Below that is 100's of metres of alluvial out wash from the Southern
alps.

Ryan M Miller

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #77 on: 2019-09-24, 11:18:27 PM »
I'm assuming all new members post here, so I'll give a brief introduction about myself.
My name is Ryan Miller. I garden mainly as a hobbie, but recently, I have taken an interest in plant breeding. This year is my first plant breeding project. I'm trying to reintroduce the vining phenotype into yellow crookneck squash by crossing the variety with non-bitter Cucurbita pepo gourds.

Once I get more experience with plant breeding, I would like to try and redomesticate lost crops from the Eastern Agricultural Complex and register the varieties with the Open Source Seed Initiative to prevent other companies from trying to patent any varieties I develop.

I look forward to making further posts on this forum so I hope to hear from other members soon.

WayneA

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #78 on: 2019-09-25, 12:06:18 AM »
Hi all
I'm Wayne, I also go by Tai Haku on the HG board and Drunken_Bee on instagram and I just found you guys after returning to HG after an absence and finding crickets....
I live on Guernsey in the British Channel Islands; a small island with a big agricultural history. We've a small home garden and a permaculture orchard and this year we took a 60 X 20 greenhouse space which should allow me to mess about with some very silly exotic but also do bigger growouts on some pepper and melon projects. For the most part my interest in plant breeding is confined to selecting locally adapting or personally satisfying strains of diverse grexes but I'm also in the very early stages of playing with a couple of more specific projects I'll post about in due course.


triffid

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 58
  • Karma: 11
  • South East England 50.8°N
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #79 on: 2019-09-25, 06:38:52 AM »
Welcome Ryan and Wayne, best of luck with your projects, looking forward to seeing them progress  ;)

Andrew Barney

  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 220
  • Karma: 25
  • Northern Colorado, Semi-Arid Climate, USA
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Welcome and Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #80 on: 2019-10-03, 06:54:31 AM »
Welcome all! I've noticed a lot of new names lately here and on homegrown goodness,  so welcome!

No need to be shy even if you don't know what your doing or don't have an "official" breeding project.

So Welcome! The more people post the more interesting things we have to read!

-Andrew