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Old 08-14-2012, 09:10 PM
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That sure does sound like an interesting book to read and have on hand. I also thank you for sharing this information.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:39 PM
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I've heard of people buying the taro root for cooking and growing elephant ears from produce taro root.....why not
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:46 PM
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I grow ginger root from a rhizome I bought at the grocery store. I would love to grow tumeric but need to find a rhizome first.
I've been told you can find all sorts of neat stuff to grow at the Asian market but I don't try and it's hard convincing my Dad to take me there.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:57 PM
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Sweet potato makes a beautiful(heart shaped leaf)plant. Liz
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:00 PM
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OH! We did sweet potato earlier this year. I was showing my son how food roots and grows but didn't want to use a potato, so we tried a sweet potato. He loved it.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Momgardens12 View Post:
I've heard of people buying the taro root for cooking and growing elephant ears from produce taro root.....why not
Really, it's that easy? I'm gonna try this.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:32 AM
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You can buy a pineapple, cut off the top when you're going to eat it and stick it in a pot, take care of like any other cutting, I think. It's been a while, lol. And you will grow your own pineapple.
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:15 AM
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growing from produce.....


I've grown sweet potato vines from Sweet Potatoes, and grew a Mango 'plant' from a Mango Seed, which unfortunately died after about 6 months, and I've grown a Lemon Tree from Seed, which never put out any lemons.....so you can grow pretty much anything from produce, I think.....it just takes experimenting.....lol.....and now, after reading about the things, some of you have tried, I want to run to the grocery store just to grab a few things to experiment on.....lol...
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:21 AM
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I have potato plants growing in the garden that came from the bottom of my store bought bag - they started to get eyes so I just threw them in the ground - I am surprised at how huge they have grown throughout the summer.
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Mini bell pepper seeds


I'm doing it again. even though I can't have plants until Jeff is through chemo I'm still saving seeds from produce. lol I just finished drying some red, orange, and yellow mini bell pepper seeds. I can't wait until spring. Winter drives me crazy. This one has been especially bad. Come on warm weather.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:55 PM
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Hey pinkham
We don't have a Chinatown where I live, but we do have Latino markets.

Buy a chayote squash, set it on the windowsill and forget it's there.
It will germinate all by itself, and when the sprout is about 6 inches tall,
go plant the whole thing in the garden and it will make a beautiful vine. Anyone
who lives in the warmer zones will even get a bunch of fruits.

That's a great project for kids!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:21 PM
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wHAT A COOL IDEA, THANKS FOR SHARING!!!
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My mother (RIP) was forever starting lemon trees, orange trees, avocados, etc. I have the last one she started. It was over 10 feet tall but ended up pruning it so it would fit in my house for winter. I'm so glad I kept it now :-)
I've never seen citrus grow here so I'm afraid to try with "her" tree, what do y'all think?
I'm zone 7a.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:45 PM
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Can you afford a heated green house?
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:49 AM
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No :-( my Hubby has been dealing with major health issues and we are pretty much living month to month at this time.
It's kinda funny that he and I always thought we had a well laid out plan for retirement, we bought bonds, CD's, both had 401k's, we both were fully vested in our companies retirement plans..and thankfully so we both did before I had my first of 18 surgeries in 2007, I was medically retired in 2009 and he was march of 2012, because if we hadn't it coulda/woulda been so much worse.
But even with all of our planning some can't be touched for 9 more years so in the meantime our personal savings was depleted .....and I turned a simple yes/no answer into a lifetime story LOL, sorry!!
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