Growing Unusual Fruits and Vegetables from the Grocery Store: Love growing from the Produce section

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Growing Unusual Fruits and Vegetables from the Grocery Store

By Bubbles
December 15, 2011

Have you ever wandered through a grocery produce section and wondered how some of the more exotic fruits and vegetables are grown and how they should be prepared? I recently roamed the aisles of a local grocery that caters to our city's growing international transplants. I had never seen so many root vegetables that were unknown to me. My husband wasn't along and therefore could not be embarrassed by his wife, so I asked permission to photograph some of the produce with my phone. The produce manager smiled and said, "People do it all the time."

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Name: David Laderoute
Zone 5B/6 - NW MO (Zone 5b)
Ignoring Zones altogether
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Dec 20, 2014 11:34 AM CST

As I type this I am looking at:

Star Fruit

in my west window of my den area. All grown from stuff I bought at the store. In the basement under lights is Ginger.

I couldn't find any in the grocery store here, so I ordered a Tumeric root on Ebay.

Just love growing from the Produce section. I have a list of another 10 or so items that I cannot find in my smaller city.

And for those truly hooked get a copy of the book "The After-Dinner Gardening Book" from Amazon. nodding
Seeking Feng Shui with my plants since 1976
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Dec 20, 2014 3:15 PM CST
I'm impressed! I have a mango tree that is covered in white scale...again. It's out in the cold because I don't want it to share bugs with my other plants. I did swab the bugs with alcohol, but I think there's still some live ones. I bought some Neem oil and plan to spray it and another potted tree after Christmas. We're still in the 60°s and 70°s here, so the creepy things are still crawling around!

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