Water Chestnuts - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by GLIST1
December 19, 1997
Do you have, or know of a source for, water chestnuts?

Answer from NGA
December 19, 1997
Fresh Chinese water chestnuts, Pachina aquatica, are available at local specialty markets. If you find them, you can plant and grow them yourself. They grow in ponds, or in tubs of water. Simply plant them in some soil in the bottom of a pond or large container of water, weigh them down with rocks so they don't float, and add more water as the plants grow. When they die down in winter, harvest the resulting chestnuts.

For more information you can try the following web site:


You might also check out Lilypons Water Gardens at www.lilypons.com

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