Interesting root vegetables?

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The Codfather
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Re: Interesting root vegetables?

Post by The Codfather » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:17 pm

Kristen wrote:
The Codfather wrote:The head on that was like a football....
Did you take a cutting then? If not: Why not? :lol:
because we were stood with the head gardener :lol:
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Re: Interesting root vegetables?

Post by Kristen » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:08 pm

The Codfather wrote:
Kristen wrote:
The Codfather wrote:The head on that was like a football....
Did you take a cutting then? If not: Why not? :lol:
because we were stood with the head gardener :lol:
and five minutes later Coddy? :lol:

Better yet you could have asked him, he might well have pulled an offset off for you - and one for me too :)

Would be good to find out if it was a special variety, or just growing in pure-poo or somesuch

miketropic

Re: Interesting root vegetables?

Post by miketropic » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:00 am

this stuff you are calling cardoons..looks like thistle weed we have over here.. never heard of anyone but cows eatting it though its a invasive pest here.

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Re: Interesting root vegetables?

Post by Conifers » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:33 am

miketropic wrote:this stuff you are calling cardoons..looks like thistle weed we have over here.. never heard of anyone but cows eatting it though its a invasive pest here.
Cardoon is one of many species of thistle. I'd doubt it is one you have in KY though, but it is listed as invasive in California. Yours is perhaps more likely Spear Thistle (which is widely invasive in the USA).

miketropic

Re: Interesting root vegetables?

Post by miketropic » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:16 am

we have that spear thistle here but we have a differant type as well dosen't get so tall and not as common. next time I see some I'll snap a picture

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Re: Interesting root vegetables?

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:35 pm

Artichokes are gorgeous on pizzas and yes Coddy they were huge at Harewood.

Grow eddoes...


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