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Old 11-30-2012, 03:00 PM   #11
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Ok, thanks Rebek. I'm sure I see it in the wild.
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They didn't mention the balconies so I grew tomatoes, lettuce and herbs.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:52 PM   #13
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but what is cardoon? Is it good to eat? Need to find stuff like that can thrive with afternoon sun.
My Cookiecat tried to eat all the herbs, except the catnip! She goes from one to the next, the length of the balcony. With no teeth, she doesn't do much damage.
I'm glad you asked, so I didn't have to.

Aww, no teeth.

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Your cat didn't like catnip?

Cardoon is a relative of the artichoke, a thistle. Wild types are spinier (more spiny?) than the cultivated varieties. Flower buds can be eaten, but the stalks are most often eaten.
We have two cats, sisters, and one likes catnip and the other could care less.

Thanks, for the description and picture. I learned something.

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... it can be invasive in warm climates.
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...I'm sure I see it in the wild.
Seems that proves Rebek's point on it's invasiveness.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:47 PM   #14
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The Cookiecat will munch on everything BUT the catnip! I let it all go to seed and when it was dry, I crumbled off the seed heads and put them in a container. It is much more fragrant than the leaves and she will accept that!
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Cool.

I read somewhere that interest in catnip is genetic and some cats don't have that gene, I guess. Sounds like Cookiecat's got it after all.
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Really? Wow! Tonight she ate shrimp and salmon! Poor kitty!
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Really? Wow! Tonight she ate shrimp and salmon! Poor kitty!
Poor kitty! ~smirk~
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