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Offline Rena

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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2010, 20:40:01 PM »
Kareen -

If I knew it would get to you safely I'd mail one to you - don't you know of anybody around there that travels to this part of the world??

 
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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2010, 20:46:02 PM »
Rena, thank you, that's very kind of you.  Mountain Herb Estate just throws a whole chou-chou in a box and posts it.  Unfortunately, I don't know of anyone off hand who travels your way, I will try ask around and let you know
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2010, 16:57:01 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2010, 16:57:01 PM »
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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2010, 18:23:45 PM »
 LOL LOL LOL
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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2010, 21:56:57 PM »
Much obliged Rena, yes we stay about 15 km from one another.
I bought a fruit from a green grocer that has sprouted and planted it back then.
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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2010, 08:20:30 AM »
I found some already sprouting from our local Fruit and Veg store in Alberton.

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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2010, 02:33:25 AM »
Yes Andre
They do sprout readily from the Supermarket as long as they are mature

But there is nothing like eating a fresh one  from your garden, I like them when they are small and tender.

The biggest problem is rats or some other vermin eating them before they are established  :mean:

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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2010, 09:12:48 AM »
I agree with Abby - they are much nicer when fresh - once they sprout they aren't the same.

Abby - do you eat them before they are mature size??
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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2010, 14:57:27 PM »
Yes that is the only way to eat Chocko  :P
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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2010, 14:30:44 PM »
Still searching for one.....
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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2010, 09:51:02 AM »
Hey Janet!

Back in the land of the living?? (Don't worry about replying to that question - I've just seen the answer in the "black flower" section ;D

I'll let you know when ours start sprouting - with your long silence all the ones I'd kept for you found new homes ;D - but there are plenty forming on the vine - I actually thought I must contact our local "soup kitchen" as I'm sure they could make use of them - I don't know why they aren't grown more widely.  They are so easy to grow and produce so much.

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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2010, 10:13:04 AM »
Hey Rena - call this 'living', ba humbug!! Tempus fugit and all that....I can't keep up.

Look forward to hearing from you when you have some chou's for me - I have a colleague who lives in Paarl and comes through virtually every day so a lift is not a problem! :good:
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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2010, 10:21:28 AM »
Janet -

That's good news about the colleague - I still have a whole bucket full of jamine plants here that were for you (must be 20 or more growing) but all the other things I promised you were passed on to other homes when I thought you had deserted us  ;D  I've been trying to clear up all the odds and ends in the garden in exchange for my little shade-house that is being built to house all my propagations! But just nudge me if there's anything that you remember me offering that you still want - then I can make up a crate for you. Are you still into stinging nettles and chickweed??
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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #28 on: May 19, 2010, 12:30:48 PM »
Stinging nettles, the weed, dandelions (english not local), wilde als and buchu... would love the jasmine as I have atleast 300m of fencing to cover! Also looking for some climbers like black-eyed susan, golden shower etc or any fruiting climbers and berries to grow against fences.

I have planted well over 100 different things in the last 6 monhts and still the place is totally bare! Will have 3 herb gardens soon and will plant them mixed with vvegetables.

Baiscally I am looking for herbs, veges and fruit and indigenous plants... doesnt sound like too much hey?? lol! LOL
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Re: Yummy - our first chou-chous
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2010, 16:11:46 PM »
This is the first pictures of my chou-Chous after planting.

Hoping for the best.