Great thing that idea! I, has a french, Will buy the book. it could be great that the comprehension of your work grew progressively as we read it, including all that ploïd stuff, how to recognize a potato etc.. some of your knowledge in fact! thanks in advance
Post by belgiangiant on Feb 15, 2017 0:22:48 GMT -8
HI everyone, this is my first post on this forum, i've just loged in for the first time right now. I'm a old passionate gardener from belgium...a small country between france and dutch (nederlands) ....I say that because many americans don't know where it is. Tom Wagner came in our country in march 2015, so this precision is obviously not for him ! . I'm mad of tomatoes and due to my small harvesting surface,I'm every year facing the dilemma of wich kind of tomatoes to sow, but every year some varieties will find surrely their place in my greenhouse, I mean for example the belgian giant, the black russian, the matina, and last but not least the worldwide famous green zebra ! I do every year a rotation of others varieties to keep my seeds stock up to date in order to share with others people.
Tom, I read with a certain satisfaction that you are writing a book...and that one wil be published in french, that's a great thing for all your fans over the atlantic océan. For my own case, my mother language is italian but I grew up in the french region of belgium so I speak french daily and fortunately I studied english at school so that allows me to participate easily on this forum ( please, be cool concerning my spelling mistakes ). Many of my friends gardeners don't speak any english and it is a great idea to publish your book in french; thank you very much in the name of the french community !
This post is also the opportunity for me to great all the members of this forum and all the gardeners around the usa and all over the world .
Tom, be tenacious, don't give up at your task; I read that you are allways busy and that you have time to share with your grandson (like me too ) ...and it is very important in this late period of our life to spend time with the ones we love !
Your book will be a invaluable heritage for all our community of your knowledge. I'll be one of the first to buy it, be sure of that !
Post by belgiangiant on Feb 20, 2017 1:49:30 GMT -8
Many thanks to welcome me.
Unfortunately I don't have any facebook account ... and I don't want to subscribe on facebook that is too invasive in my sense and where your private life is too exposed even whit all the restrictions you can input ( I'm of discrete nature ). So I'll continue on this forum which is allready full of relevant information. One of my friend more mad than me about tomatoes has a site in french language www.infos-tomates.com/ . He tries to keep old tomatoe varieties alive and also some collection varieties; perhaps that can help someone searching a special variety.
I had an idea along similar lines. A website about crops I know well (not so much tomatoes or potatoes yet) detailing basic breeding methods, crossing with wild species and varieties, where resistance genes come from and charts for them and traits of different varieties and species. It's focused on grapes and strawberries at the moment as i have more experience with them, I'd have to do a lot of breeding and research on other things first. I want it to exist because there are a lot of forums and information out there but it's all scattered around, it'd be nice to set it out and provide links to research and forums. It's mostly born out of frustration i had with strawberries - there's very little information available on breeding them accept a few bits on basic Fragaria x annassa crosses. But i found research in crossing the wild diploid species and information on how viable different inter-species crosses are and resistance genes in wild species, etc which I want to make available to people. Sadly there doesn't seem to be that many amateur strawberry breeders out there, but I want to do this sort of thing for a few drops, it's just dedicating the time to doing it. A wiki type site would be ideal but it would mean getting a lot of people dedicated to this sort of thing on board.
I would be happy to read your new book! I'm now also writing one, about my life experience of getting over the drug addiction. I've been an addict to cocaine for quite a long time, and the last year my wife took me to the rehab center addictionresource.com/drugs/cocaine/ where I was treated and could finally quit taking drugs. So it's my idea of the book.