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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:13 pm 
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Alan_L wrote:
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I've also encountered a native vine when digging A gigantea in the wild here that is tamer than kudzu but not tame. Not sure what it is, it has a tuber and the foliage somewhat resembles pea/clover/locust.
Not this, is it? http://www.gardenminnesota.com/blog_hom ... isplay=294



Yes, I believe it is. So the native A gigantea I dig are very old groves and these vines must be as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:34 pm 
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Steve, you mentioned lotus, and they are apparently sold at asian supermarkets fresh, so do you think they could be grown from those roots?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:58 pm 
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I'm not sure about it because I've never seen them much larger than the 2 inch diameter sized tubers, but it might be worth a shot. Also I don't see why these aquatic plants can't be grown in wet soils so sticking in a section of lotus root would be a good experiment. I'm also not sure if they only grow for 1 year, produce seeds and rot away.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:13 am 
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One website says they are a perennial from zones 5-10, so I might try some.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:45 am 
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Lotus can be a real bear to grow.... It does not like to be disturbed, especially once it leafs out. The tubers are long thin things, with nodes that look like a potato here and there. If you damage the growth point, the tuber dies.

My 2c , from growing (well, attempting to grow) them over the last few years.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:29 pm 
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bamboothew - sent you a email from the site not too long ago not sure if you got it.
I'll be happy to ship the Goji Berry, when it get's warmer, either late February of early March.

I wouldn't mind growing kudzus they seem to be not difficult to grow and they are one of my favorite Magic The Gathering cards. Also apparently they are edible, so I wouldn't mind trying to eat them.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:32 am 
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bamboothew - sent you a email from the site not too long ago not sure if you got it.
I'll be happy to ship the Goji Berry, when it get's warmer, either late February of early March.

I wouldn't mind growing kudzus they seem to be not difficult to grow and they are one of my favorite Magic The Gathering cards. Also apparently they are edible, so I wouldn't mind trying to eat them.

Sounds great! I got the one email from you and replied to it several days ago but just now replied again, not sure if you are getting those or not. February or March sounds fine on the Lycium, I can ship the Opuntia pretty much anytime you want, either now or then.

Sorry, propagating Kudzu is highly illegal here so I can't help you with that one :)

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