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cab



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 05 9:35 am    Post subject: Takinogawa burdock  Reply with quote    

I've got the seeds for this Japanese variety of burdock soaking now, to plant in a seed tray later on today. Bought this last year but didn't plant it.

I've never seen it before, let alone grow it, but I like burdock (the wild plant) as a vegetable. Anyone got any experience of takinogawa?

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 05 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Having been inundated with the response here (the silence has been deafening), I've got it germinated now. Now lets see how well it grows before I plant it out.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 05 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OK, you asked for a response. Never 'eard of it and never eaten common burdock neither. A quick glance at my most obvious books reveals not a sausage.

My only other suggestion is Future Foods...if you didn't buy it from there, check their site; if you did, have you got Simon Hickmott's book Growing Unusual Vegetables?

I haven't

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 05 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Likewise, be interesting to see your results though

Bugs



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 05 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tell you what Tahir, don't you think, since it's clearly a subject people aren't already informed about, it would be a good one to do an article on?

Goooo on, you ask him.

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 05 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

If it's a resounding success, you can have an article

You guys have never nibbled on ordinary burdock? Am I the only one who does that?

Bugs



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 05 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nope, never have. I can't see it in any of your wild food articles - tell us more then

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 05 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Me neever guv

cab



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 05 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

All in the fullness of time

It's the young leaf stems that are the choicest morsel. Peel them, blanch them, and eat them. Slightly bitter, good with mashed potato and roast meat. Very nice. Or if you can get the root before it flowers, that's also good (peeled, sliced and stir fried).

But it's early in the year for burdock. I'll put it in an article in Summer.

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