[NAFEX] Availability of grafting wood-my tree list for future reference
mijwiz at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 5 11:14:53 EDT 2010
I hereby nominate Sarah to be Grand Germplasm Curator of the North. You have a real ark up there.
Oh, and thanks, Sarah, for the honeyberry seeds. Although for such an early fruit, they still require an ironic amount of patience, as the seedlings are very slow-growing. You sent more seeds than I had room for, so I shared them with 3 other gardeners in my area.
Getting back to gov't germplasm stinginess, I can imagine a day where amateur gardeners are so well organized, via the web, that we could conveniently find and request just about any grafting wood we want from our fellow amateurs. We can do that now of course, but I can see it getting easier with better organization. At some point, gardeners might be so well organized, there will be no need for these government germplasm banks.
As long as we're paying for these banks with our tax dollars, though, they'd better distribute stuff to us.
--- On Fri, 4/2/10, Sarah Kehler Ewing <skkewing at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Sarah Kehler Ewing <skkewing at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Availability of grafting wood-my tree list for future reference
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: Friday, April 2, 2010, 4:57 PM
> I love the idea! If you can't
> beat em', join em'!
> I have a huge collection that hopefully will survive up
> here so that I can share it.
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