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100 Most Important Questions Facing Plant Science Research
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100 Most Important Questions Facing Plant Science Research
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I’d say this one, “How do we ensure that sound science informs policy decisions?” is the burning question of our time here in the US.
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(September 9, 2011 at 6:40 pm)popeyespappy Wrote: I’d say this one, “How do we ensure that sound science informs policy decisions?” is the burning question of our time here in the US.



Keep the fucking jesus freaks out of the decision-making process.
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(September 9, 2011 at 7:23 pm)Minimalist Wrote:
(September 9, 2011 at 6:40 pm)popeyespappy Wrote: I’d say this one, “How do we ensure that sound science informs policy decisions?” is the burning question of our time here in the US.



Keep the fucking jesus freaks out of the decision-making process.
That would certainly be a big step in the right direction.

So Summer, How were your tomatoes this year? Mine pretty much cooked on the vine.
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(September 9, 2011 at 7:32 pm)popeyespappy Wrote: So Summer, How were your tomatoes this year? Mine pretty much cooked on the vine.

Honestly, Poppy, between work and school I had no time to garden. I get to spend as much time as I do on here because I'm in front of a computer pretty much all day doing one of those two things. Pretty shitty. Next year should be better. I'll be going out next month to drop bulbs and various seeds.
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(September 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm)thesummerqueen Wrote:
(September 9, 2011 at 7:32 pm)popeyespappy Wrote: So Summer, How were your tomatoes this year? Mine pretty much cooked on the vine.

Honestly, Poppy, between work and school I had no time to garden. I get to spend as much time as I do on here because I'm in front of a computer pretty much all day doing one of those two things. Pretty shitty. Next year should be better. I'll be going out next month to drop bulbs and various seeds.

No time to garden? Isn’t that some kind of mortal sin?

BTW it’s Pappy. Holland Popeye, aka Pops, Big Guy and Handsome Boy, is the greyhound in my avatar. I am Popeye's Pappy.

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Apologies, Sir Pappy.

Absolutely it is, and in April I had flats of things I had started, but by the time 'summer' term rolled around in May I was swamped over and everything died from neglect and the god awful heat wave we had. Fortunately, most of my perennials didn't need much care and I still have several of my herbs. The only "sun" I was was 10 minutes on a tanning bed after working out a couple times a week, which was the only time I wasn't sitting on my ass. It's a horrible way to live.

This term, though, I'm in a Plant ID class where we get to actually go outside in the evenings and collect samples and talk about all sorts of nerdy plant shit and not stay locked up. We've used a computer once. The rest of the time we're touching and smelling and discussing and moving about the room and the campus grounds. It's fantastic.

It's like a natural high. I came home last night with my hands smelling like sweet gum and pine resin and rosemary/sage/lavender/basil from the Hort building's garden and I was ecstatic. I wanted to dance. I've been miserable this year. But fall brings with it the hope of rest this winter, and a very nice frenchman is sending me things that could be started in my room in terrariums, so like every gardener I am hopeful of another spring.
btw, gorgeous dogs they are - they have a rescue station at the Renaissance Faire here and I always want to get one. Our house is too small for another dog though.
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Cooked on the vine you say? I have tomatoes coming out of my ears..but I learned to grow them in manatee county fl...so you would expect that. Excellent article, I'd give this thread a million kudos if I could.
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These are my favorites though:

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(September 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm)Rhythm Wrote: Cooked on the vine you say? I have tomatoes coming out of my ears..but I learned to grow them in manatee county fl...so you would expect that. Excellent article, I'd give this thread a million kudos if I could.

I mostly grow heirloom varieties. They aren’t nearly as resilient as some of the hybrids available these days. It was a warm and dry spring around here. Then I went to Yellowstone for a couple of weeks in early June and it got cooler and rain practically every day while I was gone. That plus the sprinkler running 3 times a week almost drowned them. In early July we had a couple of pretty big thunderstorms and the wind beat the shit out of everything. I don’t think we had a cloud much less any rain for the next 6 weeks. The tomatoes didn’t deal with all the changes very well. My bell peppers and jalapenos did surprisingly well though.




(September 9, 2011 at 8:58 pm)thesummerqueen Wrote: These are my favorites though:

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What a handsome houndy. All the sight hounds breeds are generally good pets.

One of the NC greyhound rescue groups has a big get together in Gatlinburg every year around end of May or early June. It’s called Mountain Hounds. Check it out some year if you get the chance.

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