What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

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Re: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

Post: # 275987Post doofaloofa
Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:39 am

wabbit955 wrote:...also have a honey suckle with edible berries but 3 year down the line and no berries
That sounds interesting

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Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:51 am

lonicera caerulea edulis :study:

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Post: # 275990Post Odsox
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:00 am

Is that the Honeyberry that was advertised a lot recently ?
I looked into those and saw that they take many years to start producing a crop, so didn't bother.

It seems that I'm growing Stevia again !!
I grew some last year and when I had harvested them I chucked a couple of pots outside. They died back and have been apparently dead for 7 months, but this morning I spotted that I have 2 very healthy looking plants.
It seems they're a bit of a job to kill. :iconbiggrin:
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Re: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

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Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:14 am

common name blue honey suckle my one is a kamchatcha
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Re: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

Post: # 275993Post doofaloofa
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:01 am

How do they propagate?
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Post: # 275994Post diggernotdreamer
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:55 pm

I think it is more like a shrub than a normal honeysuckle so probably cuttings

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Post: # 276039Post Carltonian Man
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:02 am

Planted multiplying onions in March. Good spring onion taste and they just keep multiplying (good job really or they'd be called something else), hopefully won't have to buy spring onion seed again.

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Re: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

Post: # 276268Post sleepyowl
Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:58 pm

I grew purple potatoes this year for the first time & I have got to say they were lovely
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Post: # 276686Post Odsox
Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:00 pm

I grew some ginger this year for the first time. I'm very pleased with it, although next year I shall grow it in a bigger pot.
It's growing in a softish plastic pot, the sort you buy plants in and are suppose to chuck away, you can see how the roots are distorting the side of the pot.
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Tipped out this is what was causing the distortion, a nice 3/4 lb ginger root.
A 2" piece has already been added to the lemon and ginger marmalade I'm making and another small piece is destined for the seafood pasta I will be making for tonight's dinner. The roots have a very tender skin, not like the fibrous roots in the shops, but just like freshly dug new potatoes.

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Re: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

Post: # 276687Post diggernotdreamer
Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:07 pm

That is brilliant Tony, I am now inspired to grow some, now we have a house with windowsills I can have a go, did get some to sprout, but I managed to kill it when I put it outside in my potting shed to pot on and forgot to bring it back in. I did notice some of the leaves went very brown, but it looks from your like that is normal

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Re: What interesting or unusual edible plants have you grown

Post: # 276688Post doofaloofa
Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:07 pm

I also had a ginger adventure this season

Planted a couple of bits that were sprouting when we got the tunnel up

They died

Time goes by and I have moved on, and I move the avacado pot and ther underneath is a blanched ginger stem

I put a gallon water bottle base over it and it has continued, albeit slowly, to grow

Yours looks great Tony, getting self sufficient in ginger seems do able
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Post: # 276705Post Odsox
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:08 pm

When I pulled my ginger apart I discovered the original tuber I planted last winter. It is still firm, has roots and also 2 healthy looking buds, so I have planted it up and hope that it grows away quickly for next year's harvest.
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Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:42 am

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