Forest gardening question

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Green Aura
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Re: Forest gardening question

Post: # 292684Post Green Aura
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:41 am

We've grown it, on and off for years. Love it. The leaves are tasty as well as the florets. It doesn't do desperately well up here though. I think the winters are too hard for it.
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Re: Forest gardening question

Post: # 292685Post Odsox
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:46 am

I don't think those huge leaves would appreciate the winds we get here, so I have a vacant spot by the side of my small greenhouse which would be sheltered from most directions.
Ideal vegetable for the "hungry gap"
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Re: Forest gardening question

Post: # 292686Post Green Aura
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:09 pm

Yes, it's the wind here that gives them problems surviving the winter. It's rarely very cold or snowy.
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