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  • Mohammed Alal Khan
    Can you inform me where can I get Veratrum album dry planrt? Thank you Alal ... From: sandermathias To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 9:52
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      Can you inform me where can I get Veratrum album dry planrt?
      Thank you
      Alal
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: sandermathias
      To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2007 9:52 AM
      Subject: [pfaf] Re: Perennial Kale


      Hello Stephen,
      thanks very much for your valuable information. I shall try and get
      some of those plants here in the UK. Do you know of any retailer who
      is likely to sell them?
      Mathias
      --- In pfaf@yahoogroups.com, Stephe <stephenb@...> wrote:
      >
      > One of the oldest plants in my garden here near Trondheim in Norway
      at 63.5N
      > is a Sea Kale (Crambe maritima) (bought as so-called "thongs" or
      root
      > cuttings from the UK probably around 1982-83), so this plant is
      some 23
      > years old now! I protect in the winter using spruce branches, but I
      had
      > another plant that lasted 10-years without protection, so I don't
      think it
      > is necessary (just a precaution). I also now have another cultivar
      Lily
      > White. There was another cultivar offered in the UK
      magazine "Kitchen
      > Gardener" - anybody know the name of that one?
      >
      > I am also growing the 9-star brocolli for the first time here - but
      I'm
      > overwintering in a cold cellar as I suspect it's not hardy enough
      (even
      > hardy kales do not often survive the winter here - Sea Kale is more
      hardy in
      > my experience).
      >
      > I also tried Couve Tronchuda (Portuguese or Sea-Kale Cabbage) but
      it didn't
      > germinate (is this perennial?)
      >
      > Has anyone tried Crambe tatarica (Tatar Bread Plant)? Again the
      seed I had
      > didn't germinate.
      >
      > I will also try Crambe orientalis next year as I've just received
      seed.
      >
      > Stephen
      >





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