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September 24, 2007

Ted: Fruit of the Gods

Once the seven mile deep crater was properly mirrored, solar power was possible throughout the interior of the asteroid. The greenhouses were on the surface. The soil was from mining camps and vac sterilized. Almost every camp in the Belt contributed: and paid James to collect.

The potatoes were amazing.

Grown in micro gravity, and all planted via the eyes rather than seeds, all the new potatoes were identical. Same shape, same size, every time. It made harvesting and processing much easier.

For example, it takes exactly fourteen and a half "Tillie Tots" to cook up a liter of vodka.

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Seedless potatoes. Hmmm.... Interesting thought.

Posted by: kipp at September 25, 2007 9:56 AM · Permalink

Potatoes grow flowers, which make seeds, but don't always breed true to parent potatoes. But, if you let the spuds grow eyes, then cut and plant those, it is like taking a cutting off a rosebush. Creates genetic clone.

Posted by: Ted Bronson at September 25, 2007 8:16 PM · Permalink

That's not what we learned at Idaho A&M

Posted by: kipp at September 26, 2007 9:06 AM · Permalink

dude, I am not an agronomist,just saying how my mom and dad grew potatoes for years.

Posted by: tedbronson at September 26, 2007 9:23 AM · Permalink

Check before you post!