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Old 09-01-2015, 03:31 PM   #21
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I found it absolutely disgustingly slippery to the palate much the same as kra hits me.
That is what I expected, but, I did not notice it. Perhaps if I ate a larger quantity, I might react the same way. Hopefully not, because, with all of the praise of its nutritious-ness, smile, I'd like to try eating it again.
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Hmmm Now you have me thinking maybe I should try it again. Maybe it's not as bad as I seem to recall.
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Hmmm Now you have me thinking maybe I should try it again. Maybe it's not as bad as I seem to recall.
If you are willing, go for it...I hope you are right, and you enjoy it more this time. However, perhaps you are more sensitive to the texture than me. I remember thinking it was a little crunchy.
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Did-do you eat just the leaves or the stem too?
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Did-do you eat just the leaves or the stem too?
I only tasted one or two leaves, no stems.
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Myself as well... just the leaves picturing the stems not as succulent.
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:10 PM   #27
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Yes, it definitely pays to see what natives are already occurring or seeding in.

I love blue eyed grass and hope to create swaths of it in some areas.

I'm very pleased and excited that the bluets I bought and put in seem to be taking hold...and even continue to bloom sparsely. I imagine huge colonies of them in areas too. This is my first success with bluets here!
I don't think I'll be fortunate enough to get any native volunteers here. I am absolutely surrounded by very well manicured chemlawns. The few that are not immaculate have dandelions and violets and clover....but I already have all of those. I hope some of MY plants begin to volunteer in the neighbor's yards
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I don't think I'll be fortunate enough to get any native volunteers here. I am absolutely surrounded by very well manicured chemlawns. The few that are not immaculate have dandelions and violets and clover....but I already have all of those. I hope some of MY plants begin to volunteer in the neighbor's yards
You never know, but I do think it is a good bit less likely for you--all the sweeter if nature should surprise you.

I definitely love the idea of your natives spreading out into the community (as long as Chemlawn doesn't spray them and eradicate them. A month or so ago, I was talking to the owner of my favorite nursery--he stated that growing natives in our yards isn't supporting all that much wildlife, but what it *is* doing is repopulating the wild with the natives that have been lost. (Another good reason to try to plant local ecotype whenever possible.). When you start seeing species that you have planted showing up in wild areas, roadsides, and the like, you will know how much more good you are doing beyond the benefits you see in your own yard.

The other day, I found a young hazelnut that was growing where I definitely didn't plant it--I was thrilled! It means not only have the two (of three) hazelnut trees/shrubs that I put in produced some nuts (I knew they made a few), but something hid one quite a distance away and forgot about it. I was thrilled to find it growing there (although, I will have to move it to maintain that section as meadow). I may share how I stumbled across it in another thread.

Hopefully you will begin discovering the progeny of your plantings soon as well.
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I don't think I'll be fortunate enough to get any native volunteers here. I am absolutely surrounded by very well manicured chemlawns. The few that are not immaculate have dandelions and violets and clover....but I already have all of those. I hope some of MY plants begin to volunteer in the neighbor's yards
Ditto!!!!!
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I have a bunch of manicured lawns around me but am fortunate to also have natural areas close by. I get all kinds of cool volunteer plants on my property.
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