How are your Mammoths doing this year!

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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by Vagetarian » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:21 pm

Interesting, some of the eddoes in my Asda were totally spherical (and fibre-less) though no where near 6". However, I don't want a mammoth now, only whatever Somerset is growing. :lol:


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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by Mr List » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:48 pm

was the mammoth i got from you this year from the htuk mammoth or other source?


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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by miketropic » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:19 pm

just noticed the first flower on mine yesterday

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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:03 am

miketropic wrote:just noticed the first flower on mine yesterday
None on my mammoths yet but the bog standard esculenta's have been flowering for quite a while. Hopefully the mammoths will follow soon


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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:10 am

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:
miketropic wrote:just noticed the first flower on mine yesterday
None on my mammoths yet but the bog standard esculenta's have been flowering for quite a while. Hopefully the mammoths will follow soon
Flowering is coupled with smaller leaves, so flowering is not best for huge leaves.
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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:14 am

Dave Brown wrote:
Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:
miketropic wrote:just noticed the first flower on mine yesterday
None on my mammoths yet but the bog standard esculenta's have been flowering for quite a while. Hopefully the mammoths will follow soon
Flowering is coupled with smaller leaves, so flowering is not best for huge leaves.
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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by miketropic » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:54 am

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:[quote="Dave Brown"
Flowering is coupled with smaller leaves, so flowering is not best for huge leaves.
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very true most of my larger leaves have died out in production of the flower..My diamonds head were hit really really hard as the flower started to emerge..lost 3 of my largest leaves ( almost 36 inchs each :shock: )
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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by Palmer » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:52 pm

Somerset77 wrote: i only feed mine chicken pellets and i water them every evening or morning (depends on work), thats it! And mine only get about 2.5 or maybe 3 hrs late afternoon sun (plant is west facing). Ironically the ones that get full sun and the same feed water regime are absolutely rubbish! :lol:

I was a bit cautious with use of chicken poo this year, because last year I burnt some of the leaves on my nanas with feeding them too much.
I’ve only fed chicken poo once this year to my mammoths… June time a small handful, but looking back to last year I fed lots of chicken poo to my Colocasia Dark Stem and it acted like rocket fuel!!! They haven’t done as well this year with only a small amount.


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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by Palmer » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:50 am

My biggest leaf is 90cm and I don’t expect to get one bigger then that this year! I’m pleased as punch with the results though :D now I just have to think about what method I’m going to use to overwinter them. :roll:

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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by CW01 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:38 am

Glad to see the 'Mammoth's' have grown well for you Tony icon_thumleft the plant from last year with the 104cm leaf flowered at the end of last season and so has not given me overly large leaves this season but another plant from the same stock has given me a leaf of 87cm thus far although we are running out of time now hopefully be back in the hunt for the largest leaf next year :D
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Post by Somerset77 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:10 pm

Palmer wrote:My biggest leaf is 90cm and I don’t expect to get one bigger then that this year! I’m pleased as punch with the results though :D now I just have to think about what method I’m going to use to overwinter them. :roll:

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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by miketropic » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:28 pm

I was digging a few things up today but I think I will let my mammoths go just a week or 2 more before I dry store them. there still putting out decent sized leaves
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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by Palmer » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:37 pm

CW01 wrote:Glad to see the 'Mammoth's' have grown well for you Tony icon_thumleft

Thanks Carl… do you take all this year’s pups off and pot them on or leave them on till next year!

I asked my 4 year old granddaughter to stand next to leaf for a photo and she said aren’t you going to measure it Granddad :lol:
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Re: How are your Mammoths doing this year!

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:38 am

My two mammoths recently put out a new leaf each. One produced a smaller leaf at 880mm but the other has produced the biggest at 930mm ............

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Mammoth 880mm
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Mammoth 930mm
A group pic, the bog standard esculenta have also done well and are not far behind the mammoths for size......
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