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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 16, 2013 2:52 PM CST
Mick, how does sempervivum taste in a strawberry smoothie or shake drink? Whistling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 16, 2013 3:46 PM CST
Bev I know you're joking but there are pages (I think on Wikipedia) that I was reading about semp juice being good for certain ailments - but mostly as a topical for skin issues! Thumbs up Thumbs up

Name: Peter Dieckmann
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banker07
Sep 16, 2013 4:05 PM CST
I can confirm - semps-unction can be helpful at bee sting; mosquito bite, nettles, sunburn and such things...
www.sempervivum-liste.de
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 16, 2013 5:28 PM CST

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Do you just use a broken leaf from the rosette Peter?
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mick64
Sep 16, 2013 11:29 PM CST
never thought of eating them... Sticking tongue out


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The sedum in the middle on the left, I have bought some smaller versions when I was in another part of France and just to think I used to buy tat like postcards etc....

I also discovered in the same garden center some squeeky bamboo I have been growing goes in the fish pond ,every day is a learning day... I'm all ears!

Found this on a survival website...

The leaves are fleshy and have a crunchy texture. The flavor is mildly sweet with an astringent kick. It’s surprisingly drying for such a water-rich plant, which creates the odd experience of quenching your thirst while puckering your tongue. Still, it’s tasty raw. You can also use the plant medicinally to soothe skin irritations: squeeze the leaves to apply juice on insect bites and minor skin irritations.



Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 16, 2013 11:54 PM CST
Mick, thanks! Now I have to go taste my semps Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I'm kidding!
OK I just found this article...looks like I'm going to be visiting this woman very soon! Thumbs up I love her article, I want to invite her to ATP, since she already fits right in Hurray!
http://www.emeraldcityjournal....

Name: Peter Dieckmann
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banker07
Sep 17, 2013 1:23 AM CST
valleylynn said:Do you just use a broken leaf from the rosette Peter?


so I do;

a semps-girlfriend makes real unction of it and sells that; but it's not durable very long because she leaves all antidegradants :-(

I don't think it's a good idea to eat them for food.....it only may be helpful against some stomache-problems I've heard and read...
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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2013 8:11 AM CST

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Thank you Peter, I will give it a try at some time.

I also don't think it would be a good idea to eat them. http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/...
They aren't considered to be one of the life threatening plants if ingested, but can cause some digestive upset.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 17, 2013 12:07 PM CST
Lynn thanks for posting this info in 2 different locations, we want to make sure people don't go out eating their semps and getting sick!!! Thumbs down

Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 17, 2013 10:14 PM CST

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That would be sad on two levels. The demise of a semp, and a sick semp collector. Sad
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mick64
Sep 19, 2013 11:48 PM CST
gg5 said:Lynn thanks for posting this info in 2 different locations, we want to make sure people don't go out eating their semps and getting sick!!! Thumbs down


I cannot see anyone going round the garden and munching on a semp, unless they are a bit crazy.... I tip my hat to you.



Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Sep 20, 2013 4:44 PM CST

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I wonder if you can hear them screaming when you eat them? Crying
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 20, 2013 5:02 PM CST
Like cockaroaches?? nodding

Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 20, 2013 7:15 PM CST

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Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 20, 2013 11:23 PM CST
Lynn: Hilarious!
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 20, 2013 11:30 PM CST
Bev Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Bev
Salem OR (Zone 8a)
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webesemps
Sep 20, 2013 11:51 PM CST
Greg: Confused
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mick64
Sep 22, 2013 1:22 PM CST
who has changed the title? Shrug!

I built a swimming pool in the garden this year and the village kids came round today to use it ,their dad brought me some semps.... Hurray! [will take a picture tomorrow...]

the word is out.... Whistling
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Sep 22, 2013 3:48 PM CST

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Sorry Mick, messed up when splitting this thread. It is now split so we won't loose the topic of whether or not we should eat sempervivum. Whistling
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Sep 22, 2013 3:59 PM CST
nodding one little bite...come on!!! Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing

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