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Comment by Hanna on August 24, 2014 at 4:21pm

Does anyone want some Yacon (edible or reproductive tubers)? It would have to be quick though, they are coming out next weekend and at least the edible tubers don't last long once they are out of the soil.

Comment by Hanna on August 22, 2013 at 8:50am

Thanks Kate, It's a bit involved, but I think it's worth it to have something fresh and different this time of the year, plus they taste like home for me (wrapped in ham and baked with cheese sauce - not healthy, but yummy ). Anyway, I know it works in principle now, so I can start experimenting a bit. Thanks also for the tip with the chimney pipes, Megan. I hadn't thought of that.

Comment by Kate Rakena on August 21, 2013 at 11:00am

Hey Hanna, It sounds such a detailed process, I hope you crack it, it's so satisfying when you do achieve new things in the garden! check out trade me for a drain pipe they have some cheapies on there.

They may work for what you are trying.

Comment by Hanna on August 21, 2013 at 8:50am

Hi Kate, I find the only thing celery needs is lots of time to start with, once they get going they are ok (though not spectacular) for me. I thought about the drain pipes for witloof, but wide drainpipes are actually not that cheap, if I remember correctly. I'll have to look into it more this year. I had an internet session looking up witloof last night and now I know that my roots might be either too small or too big, that you have to bury the chicons in sand, sawdust, dirt, not at all and that maybe you can shorten the roots or harvest more than once from a root. sigh...

Comment by Kate Rakena on August 20, 2013 at 6:50pm
Hi Hanna, I haven't tried growing witloof, I can't even master celery yet! But I wondered if you could try using a wide drain pipe to grow it in, you could buy a length at a hardware shop maybe and that would give you the chance to determine how deep you wanted the pipe to be?
Comment by Hanna on August 20, 2013 at 6:42pm

Just wondering if anyone else is growing witloof and if yes, what's your set-up for forcing the roots? I couldn't find anything around my place that was deep enough to hold both the roots and cover the tops, so I just excluded light to the tops. It worked find, but the tips are a bit loose and I've got some deformed ones, where my cover pots weren't large enough :-D

Comment by Jessica Lunsford on August 7, 2013 at 3:28pm

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Comment by Catherine on July 11, 2013 at 10:17pm

Hi Kate

It looks like you posted it in the Christchurch group, it s not the wrong place if you are in Chch, but maybe a not very effective one since this group is not very active.

Comment by Fair Kate on July 7, 2013 at 7:36pm

I have some kombucha scobys to give away as I have too many. I'm new here and haven't figured out how to 'use' OOBY and post things so this could end up being a comment in the wrong place. If so please forgive and tell me where to put it.

Comment by Justin JX on July 4, 2013 at 11:12pm

Hi Kate, gypsum will not kill the plant. At the orchard, we used to top dress down the tree rows to bring the Calcium level up.

I don't know anything about euphorbia, but if it is one of those who does not like clay, then my suggestion for impatient people like myself is to dig around the area I want to plant the plant wider than usual and incorporate the clay breaking materials into the lot to give the plant a higher chance of survival.


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