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Off beat crops

Posted by kkusnier (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 3, 07 at 13:11

Has anyone grown something for food that is not common in the garden? Like dandelions for greens? anything else?

Here is a link that might be useful: randomblogging.com


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like comfrey or nettles for composting? like mizuna or arugula or minutia for winter harvests? like oriental cabbages and greens under glass? like daikon or china rose/white radishes in cold frames? like daylillies to eat? lol, if they grow, I try them!
~tom


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Just browse the "Tropical Fruits" forum. I assure you it's hard to find something "common" there....


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kkusnier,

Just clicked on your link. Is that potato plant grown from a 'seed potato' or from actual seed?? Please post. Thanks.

Great pics on your blog.

DL


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We've got a mini snail farm, which is basically a raised bed of thyme covered with a screen frame to keep the snails from escaping. They are the medium-sized escargot snails, Helix Aspersa Mueller is the name, I believe, and they are all over this area. I built the "farm" to control their diet and save me the trouble of having to season them come dinner time :0


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Nettles for composting? That stings just thinking about it. I'm curious why would you want to do that?


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I am in love with my Italian Edible Gourd! Beautiful plant. Lotta food!


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I purchased some wild bird feed and decided to plant a handful of the stuff, tossed it, raked it and watered it. I now have mustard, two sorts of sunflowers, two to four or more grasses and an unidentified something. I expect to have produced enough wild bird feed to fill a medium plastic pail, perhaps more depending upon the sunflowers, starting with one handful of seed.


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There is a cool hardy solanaceae called Pepino that should thrive in regions a bit too cool for tomatoes, "like Bergen Norway?" anyhow if anybody sees a seed source, please let me know. Another good one is Tomatillo if you have a cool garden. These are not hard to find.


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