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I double dog dare you...

Posted by mike_in_paradise 6U 5A Cn Jun9Sep29 (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 24, 08 at 19:10

Yes I double dog dare anyone to plant one of these "annuals" in one of your square foot boxes next year!

YouTube show world record

And this is an annual!!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: Amazing Amaranth

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RE: I double dog dare you...

Nope. You win.

RE: I double dog dare you...

Wow! Did you see the water in that "trunk" once they cut it down? Incredible!


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Holy Cow! That's crazy! You could probably see that one growing!

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Man!! that is so cool!! i don't think it was dead though!! it looked pretty green to me still. or is it my wishful thinking? **grinn** ~Medo

RE: I double dog dare you...

That was an annual? Not in my climate. No way, it'd be one foot tall and resemble broccoli, I'm certain of it.

New York State

He grew it in New York state which I thought was interesting as I would have expected it some place with a warmer climate.

Still that is wild being an annual.

My first thought was maybe I could grow a quick windbreak!

RE: I double dog dare you...

There is a thread in the veggie forum about this plant. Apparently it is a grain substitute. Somehow you eat it like wheat, though way before it gets this big. It's easy and quick to grow and very nutritious. So I read. Wierd is what I say!

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