Unusual veg

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strider84

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Unusual veg
« on: November 30, 2013, 23:40 »
Hi all,

I've grown an interest in growing the slightly unusual for next year was just wondering on peoples experience.....

I've got some tree onion sets, round courgettes and am thinking of investing in some strawberry spinach seeds.

I've also read about potato onions but am struggling to find seeds for these.

Cheers

Matt

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Muls

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Re: Unusual veg
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2013, 12:46 »
Chickpeas? I had a great crop this year.  Taste totally different. Cucamelons ?  :D

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diospyros

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Re: Unusual veg
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2013, 16:56 »
Black Spanish radishes are about as unusual as I've got.

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Re: Unusual veg
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2013, 17:03 »
I tried tomatilloes this year and they grew quite well and produced a lot of fruit if you like salsa verde.
Anne

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Re: Unusual veg
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2013, 17:09 »
I don't know if Mooli is unusual but I grew that this year and the crop was brilliant. Grows really fast  :)
I have my own cement mixer and not afraid to use it!!

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Madame Cholet

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Re: Unusual veg
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2013, 17:16 »
I like
Oca
Sorrel
Achocha fat babies

Ornamentals for salad
Nastursiums
Ice plant
Campanulas

Going to try  root chicory and parsley this year
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Re: Unusual veg
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2013, 19:59 »
Hamburg parsley is nice, it grows a root like a parsnip but tastes of parsley. I think that might be what Madame Cholet was talking about. Neither I, nor anyone else who tried it, liked strawberry spinach, but you might like it.    :)

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Madame Cholet

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Re: Unusual veg
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2013, 20:02 »
Hamburg parsley is nice, it grows a root like a parsnip but tastes of parsley. I think that might be what Madame Cholet was talking about. Neither I, nor anyone else who tried it, liked strawberry spinach, but you might like it.    :)

yes I think root parsley is the same as hamburg parsley. If we don't like it, it will dissapear in the soup.

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Re: Unusual veg
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2013, 20:03 »
Hi all,

I've grown an interest in growing the slightly unusual for next year was just wondering on peoples experience.....

I've got some tree onion sets, round courgettes and am thinking of investing in some strawberry spinach seeds.

I've also read about potato onions but am struggling to find seeds for these.

Cheers

Matt

I have a few potato onions - they are like shallots but nicer.. PM me and I'll send you 6 or so sets/bulbs. you will get a good few bunches from that and then keep more sets for your own growing each season.

I also have some Gemsquash seed if you want - they are delicious.  See info on them here  ..

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=98722.0
« Last Edit: December 01, 2013, 20:12 by gavinjconway »
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Re: Unusual veg
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2013, 20:09 »
I'm doing an Oca 'pass the parcel' if you want to try it and don't mind paying the postage to forward it on....

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Madame Cholet

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Re: Unusual veg
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2013, 20:58 »
I've got fat baby seeds if you send me a sea you can have some.

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gavinjconway

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Re: Unusual veg
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2013, 22:40 »
Hi strider84 - members are offering advice and some unusual seed etc. but you don't seem to have come back to the post! 



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