[LMB] OT: Gardening

Roberta Wright ravenenterprises at gmail.com
Sat May 22 02:13:35 BST 2021


If you want horseradish, plant a chunk of root. It will keep growing and
spread itself until you are sick of it. It is often hard to control.


On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 6:34 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Alas, it doesn't matter - horseradish is sterile.  It's a fusion of two
> different plants.  Very rarely a genetic error will cause its chromosomes
> to separate out properly and it will produce seeds, but the seeds revert
> back to the original parent species.
>
> Leek and onion bottoms work well for producing new plants.
>
> On Fri, May 21, 2021 at 12:41 PM Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, May 19, 2021 at 10:51 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Watering seedlings is fine - they'll die without water - but there is
> an
> > > infectious disease called "damping off", associated with very moist
> soil,
> > > that causes seedlings to rot at the soil line.
> > >
> >
> >
> > I have had lots of luck in planting beet toppings.  Cut off the top when
> I
> > cook the beets, and just put the top in a plate of water for a week or
> two.
> > When it starts to sprout, put it into a flowerpot.
> >
> > I don't actually grow beets, but I have lovely red-veined dark green
> leaves
> > on my windowsill.
> > Plant an onion top, and eat the scallions. Yum.
> >
> > Carrot tops go to seed & grow too frothy for a windowsill.
> > Planting a horseradish top in a big bucket of soil has yielded an
> abundance
> > of leaves for several years.  This is the first year that I've got white
> > flowers from that planting... maybe 7 years ago?
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