What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2011, 08:46 »
We've got a row of salsify in this year - it's lovely to eat, but gets a bit temperamental if it gets bashed...

I've never seen the flowers though...

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« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2011, 19:18 »
Flowers come in the second year  ;)
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« Reply #62 on: June 14, 2011, 05:26 »
Thanks Sunshine, I've never got that far with them...!

A young lass came over to me to ask what I thought a yellow flowering plant was (me - not exactly Monty Titchmarsh...), but luckily, the scent gave it away; it was a previous year's parsnip; which I'd never seen before either...

Made me feel good anyway!

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« Reply #63 on: June 14, 2011, 06:58 »
Quite often second year plants take people by surprise the first time they see them  ;)

Well done you :D

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« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2011, 13:48 »
That's nice of you Sunshine!

We're still on some (not all) overwintered lettuce that was planted last October/November...

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« Reply #65 on: June 14, 2011, 18:10 »
Just wait until they start throwing up a flower head -- the seeds are light and fluffy so you'll have them coming up all over the place  :lol: :lol:

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« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2011, 19:46 »
Just wait until they start throwing up a flower head -- the seeds are light and fluffy so you'll have them coming up all over the place  :lol: :lol:

I've been told by an older chap, that the broccoli I have isn't bolting, it's a summer one...

He's convinced we're having a good feed off it this weekend, and now Mrs Growster is as well, as we've been advised here that it may take a cut down to see if it resprouts...

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Re: What weed is this ? Please post pics of your weeds here!
« Reply #67 on: June 14, 2011, 19:48 »
Whether it's bolting or not, boils down to one question.

What did you sow or plant?
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #68 on: June 15, 2011, 11:33 »
Whether it's bolting or not, boils down to one question.

What did you sow or plant?

It was an un-named variety we saw in a reasonably big GC near here DD. There was no official plant name, and as we'd been caught out on timing before - years ago, we decided to get them as plug plants, and bring them on.

We bought them on 24 March as plugs and potted them on immediately. They went into their perm positions on 16 April, and since then it's been very dry. I gave them a good drink once only. They have collars as well.

About 3 are beginning to flower, (one is quite tall and straight, with just the crown spreading into a spray of flowers), the others are looking much more solid in there places.

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« Reply #69 on: June 15, 2011, 11:46 »
Hard to tell then!

All you can do is harvest them before they do a runner!

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« Reply #70 on: June 16, 2011, 21:11 »
I've got a old bath I grow some blackcurrents and strawberrys in.  I had a old crumbling chip board at the bottom of my garden so weathered its breacking up (crumbling ) with a little preasure, I thought id crumble some up to mix in the soil in my bath now I'm getting heaps of musharooms (or toadstools)  the stalks dont sit in a cup so although its not a weed persay does anyone recognise this sh-room!

And can I eat them without ending up in A&E?

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« Reply #71 on: June 16, 2011, 21:27 »
it would be very foolish for anyone to tell you whether you can eat them or not.
and, I don't wish to offend but...foolish of you to accept the info if someone said they were edible.
You need someone who knows what they are talking about, and can see them, rather than gardeners on an on-line forum!
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« Reply #72 on: June 16, 2011, 21:37 »
mumo -  I wouldn't take anyones word as gospel, so don't panic, I would have hoped i'd get some reference off any m-shroom expert types.  I'm sure foragers or mushroom enthuesiasts could point me in the right direction to any online sources  -  So I can then clearly identify (the shrooms in question)
I am guess mow the soil is contaminated with the spores of the above then i'll likely get them for some years to come.
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« Reply #73 on: June 16, 2011, 21:41 »
looks like a death cap to me,

but the guys on BCUK would know

i wouldnt eat any fungus, the risk to high and the consequences too high

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« Reply #74 on: June 17, 2011, 12:03 »
No, I wouldn't eat them either having fallen victim to magic mushrooms myself- in all innocence.  The guy that picked them had the book and was experienced but I didn't have the book and took his word that they were ok.  Bad move

You don't want to eat them as they could make you very ill indeed. Even with the book it's difficult to know as so many of them look alike.  Go on a course and learn this stuff, or better still join a local foraging group with an expert.



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