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Rachel's Journal

Rachel's Journal

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Does Anyone Want...

25 March 2010 20:25:44
taro tubers and plants

taro tubers and plants

Would anyone going to Belvedere like to try Colocasia.

Colocasia is a tender aroid grown for its leaves.

As per previous journals, I have grown 'Colocasia' successfully from taro tubers which are for sale in Chinese food stores. I believe it is the sale plant.

Hubby was in Dublin today and picked up a handful of tubers for 21c each. Although these ones have no buds, they are firm so should grow.

If anyone would like to try one, please let me know.

Too busy for much gardening today but I did a good bit of sowing - half a tray of Coleus and 1/2 a tray of Orlaya grandiflora (thanks Krista), tray each of Cosmos 'Picotee', Helichrysum, Well Behaved Plant, Lobelia Tupa and China Asters (pink - thanks Olga).


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J.D. J.D. 25 March 2010 20:35:09

Oh Rachel, I would love to give one a try!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Rachel Rachel 25 March 2010 20:54:30

Great : )


sallysarah sallysarah 25 March 2010 20:59:32

I haven't told Krista yet, but my Orlaya has not germinated Rachel.  I'm so disappointed as I am normally quite successful with seeds.  They are out in greenhouse during the day and taken in of a night.  Perhaps it was too hot in g.house, as they are a hardy annual?


fran m fran m 25 March 2010 21:18:10

Rachel, could I try one please.


Rachel Rachel 25 March 2010 21:22:18

Of course you can, Fran.

Sally, it's my first time with Orlaya. Linda germinated hers on a sunny window! Sorry you had no luck. It's always disconcerting when you know yourself to be good at something then - bam, a glitch : ) I hope I have luck as I'm looking forward to these.


LNolan LNolan 25 March 2010 21:22:34

When i saw your journal title, i thought you were offering eggs already lol. Sure you're not getting the hens till tomorrow. good luck with them


Rachel Rachel 25 March 2010 21:25:11

I wish : ) Chickens due tomorrow.


Drumanagh Drumanagh 25 March 2010 21:32:13

Chickens! How exciting! Haven't been on the site much due to packing frantically but delighted you are taking the plunge with the chickens. Its one thing I regret not trying while we had the space in the countryside. Best of luck with it.


Rachel Rachel 25 March 2010 21:37:50

Alison, the kids are really excited now and keep asking when they are coming. Watch this space to see how we get on : )


Drumanagh Drumanagh 25 March 2010 21:49:09

Will be following with great interest. Lots of advice to be had on the site now about Chickens. We may have to rename it Gardenandpoultry.ie!!


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