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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jan 8, 2017 12:55 PM CST
Two part question.
While ordering my seeds in dec. Ahh!!
Lets grow some j.artichokes again !
WHAT 😮!!! Out of stock !!! They ship out in october for fall planting ? Never heard of that. Wont frost kill plants ?
Stores dont have any.
Does anybody have one seed they could ship me ? I pay S@H and for seed.
Or know where i could get a seed ?
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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
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plantmanager
Jan 8, 2017 1:38 PM CST
Buy some in the grocery and plant them. That is what my parents did when they grew them.

I just took a look and Amazon sells them! Who knew???
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Name: greene
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greene
Jan 8, 2017 1:48 PM CST
Most folks I know grow these from tubers not from seed. If you can find some in a store (or online) , cut the tubers into pieces and plant them.

@dave grows them; maybe he knows of a current source. Shrug! Crossing Fingers!

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jan 8, 2017 1:55 PM CST

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I always buy mine from Fedco Seeds but I don't think they have any in stock right now.

I did some quick googling just now and couldn't find any sources at all that have them in stock.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jan 8, 2017 2:35 PM CST
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 8, 2017 4:24 PM CST
@Philipwonel, if you don't find any, contact me come spring. I always have extra I will ship some tubers for postage.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jan 9, 2017 10:09 AM CST
Thank you all. I found some. Hurray! 😎😎😎
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jan 9, 2017 10:15 AM CST
@luvsgrtdanes
Ronnie ? Do you plant it in fall ?
I thought frost wound kill it ?
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 9, 2017 2:21 PM CST
@Philipwonel mine die to the ground after frost but are very hardy here in zone 6. The pop up first thing in the spring. I see no problem planting the tubers in either spring or fall.
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Name: Mary
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Pistil
Jan 10, 2017 11:54 PM CST
I knew a farmer in Illinois who cursed the day he was convinced to plant a field of these- they were perennial there and his fields were infested. It turned into a big problem weed. Probably zone 6.
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 11, 2017 6:53 AM CST
I curse mine every year Whistling They can be invasive, yet it seems so many people love them. Mine are strictly for ornamental purposes and the birds.
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jan 11, 2017 7:47 AM CST
At my house, they seem impossible to grow.... The voles kill them.... Grumbling

Sux to have to grow them in a pot....
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jan 11, 2017 2:13 PM CST
@luvsgrtdanes.
@pistil.
@stone.
Ive grown them before. I know how evassive they are. You dig and dig AND DIG ### Next year there back with a vengance !👺!
Im only planting one. More than enough.
Stone ! Build you a raised bed on top of some hardware wire. That will take care of your vole problems. 😜to the voles ###😎😎😎
Ronnie : I'm thinking i'll take you up on your offer to send me a tuber or two. I'll pay postage + your effort.
Or ? Maybe we'll trade if you have different variety than i do. Im getting a smooth skin variety. They look like a fat stubby carrot in picture on net. I cant get variety name while writing right now. I'll send it to you latter. Actually the 2 seed companies that only ship in Oct. Saved me money !
I didnt need no 2 or 3lbs. @ $24.00
Im getting 3 tubers for $17.00 Hurray! Hay !!!! Tree mail me your address and i'll send you one when i get them in a few days. We can both try em out this year. Sound like a deal ??? You can pay me back when you pick yours. AND I'll send you some great long bean seeds ive been growing over 30 years , also !
Dont get no better than that !😁
Latter ! 😎😎😎
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Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jan 11, 2017 2:55 PM CST
Philipwonel said:Stone ! Build you a raised bed on top of some hardware wire. That will take care of your vole problems.

1) I'm in the Sandhills, too much drainage by far... Wouldn't nuthin grow in a raised bed...
2) a bed on top of hardware cloth... Soil in a pot... Same difference....

I have a cat herd.... They aren't really making a lot of difference....

When I was in the clay (at my other house)..., down in a frost pocket and seep springs, I actually got a 5 gallon bucket of tubers from one plant!
I still would not call them invasive....

Let the deer in.... They'd kill the patch....

The morning glories I had... Those were invasive!
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jan 11, 2017 3:26 PM CST
@stone
Stone : I live in town. No deer or cattle to eat em. There not that really hard to control !
but in a field of them ???
And hay ! If you have good luck in planter. Thats great 😁!!!
Humm ? I would of though that cattle would eat morning glorys???
Well !!! Learn something new everyday ! You never grow old !
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Jan 11, 2017 3:58 PM CST
@luvsgrtdanes.
Ronnie : the variety im getting is.
White Fuseau.
Let me know if you want to try ?
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Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Jan 11, 2017 5:50 PM CST
@Philipwonel
Thank you Philip but I think I will pass. I have no idea what one I have, it could be the same...my tubers are also white.
I will still send you some if you still want them come spring.
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

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