FUKUSHIMA...WE ARE IN SERIOUS TROUBLE!

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HERE IS A LINK TO LISTEN TO DR. MICHIO KAKU SPEAK ABOUT HOW DANGEROUS THIS SITUATION IS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHmexnLJN9s

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... my take on the subject:

http://tahomahome.weebly.com/fukushima.html

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Well that was confusing. Is that really all you have to contribute to this topic? Let me direct you to a site where you will find some information.

http://www.nirs.org/home.htm

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It's artistic expression, MrsBJLee. There's some good poetry at that site as well.

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So I grow lot of produce here in Portland area. And with Fukushima disaster, we heard that we occasionally get hot rain. So what you say.

Well, do I have something to tell youuu. Of all the years of gardening, growing enough vegetables, herbs, fruit and even chicken I've never encountered some of the mutants in my field as this season.

I have one heirloom summer squash plant whose vine was like a tape, cross section was a very flat rectangle with width of nearly inch and a quarter (around 31mm wide) and thickness of around quarter of an inch (around 6mm). leaves came out on the wide flat part of the "tape' and so did the flowers. Fruit that did set was unrecognizable so I had pulled out the plant and threw it away. Should have taken a photo but didn't. Then I have another summer squash where the fruit of the squash is fused to the vine down its length. I think I will take a picture of it. On the vine part of the fruit there is another flower bud growing out of it.

Do we have a problem from Fukushima? or was this mutation some sort of viral infection? All the other plants are looking fine. eggplants, tomatoes, potato, pears, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, honey berries, marion, boysen, logan, lingon... peppers of all kinds, cabbage, turnip, kohlrabi, rappini and list goes on.

Too bad I can't post a pic here.

Has anyone else heard of such bizzare mutation?

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GE should be issued the corporate death penalty.

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Quote smilingcat:

...Has anyone else heard of such bizzare mutation?

Do you mean outside of Congress ? (all sorts of good ideas get squashed flat there)

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Quote smilingcat:Has anyone else heard of such bizzare mutation?
Flat vine is a fairly common squash/pumpkin mutation.

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Quote stwo:
Quote smilingcat:Has anyone else heard of such bizzare mutation?
Flat vine is a fairly common squash/pumpkin mutation.

Not like the one I had. Typical mutations seen has to do with the fruit, not with the vine itself. Other source of mutation are often from herbicide/pesticide/fungicide effects or cumulative effects from combined chemical use. I should have sent it into ag extension services... then again maybe not. Could you give me a link to your reference that flat vines like the one I had is common.

Thanks

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http://bigpumpkins.com/DiaryImages/FullSize/39359.jpg

http://bigpumpkins.com/DiaryImages/FullSize/50306.jpg

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I would check with extension, but there are also a lot of people in Portland checking rads and who have worked with produce locally for a long time. Check with KBOO and the gardening show, "Dirtbag," where call ins with questions like this get followed up.

I have my own home garden, and buy at farmer's markets where I run into a lot of people who know their stuff.

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