Allium type plant

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Allium type plant

Post by RB » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:43 pm

Is this the non-native described in Weber's book?

Several years ago I made the likely mistake of collecting some seeds for cultivation, now the plants seem to appear in the most unwanted places, often very close to other plants in locations where it is impossible to remove them without damaging the "main" plant's roots, since the bulbs are generally quite deep in the soil.

They flower freely and set seed just as freely, but I do wish they didn't!

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Post by jackpot » Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:07 pm

yes, looks like Nothoscordum

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Post by RB » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:47 pm

Yes that's the name in the book :wink:

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Post by Sdravko » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:21 pm

yeah, its a pity. you cannot even eat it.

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Post by MWP admin » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:07 pm

RB: but you can enjoy their fragrant smell... btw, check the MWP website - the plant is featured, and again dont forget the Search engine of the website - it does miracles :-)


Sdravko what is this craze for eating !!
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Post by RB » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:22 am

hehehe MWP, I am just imagining the secret service following Sdravko through natural and urban areas, by just looking out for the trail of half-eaten plants, maybe trees even, with a bite taken out of them...

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Post by Sdravko » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:31 am

you will be amazed how often the secret service questions me about eating plants. in such cases i usually offer them a bite. :wink:

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Post by IL-PINE » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:23 pm

or a beer :lol:

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Post by Sdravko » Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:48 pm

i tink thats illegal. and i dont like to spend money on the secret service. i prefer to feed them some pistacia instead. :D

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Post by RB » Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:27 pm

Or you can be deviously subtle and offer them some Vitex agnus castus seeds instead :twisted:

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Post by IL-PINE » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:14 pm

or Ricinus :D

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Post by Sdravko » Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:27 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
ill do so next time, i promise

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Post by RB » Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:29 am

Ricinus will get you in trouble.

Vitex will get them in trouble with their wives, for a lack of "interest" shall we say... :oops:

at least that's why it's called Monk's Pepper... :?

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Post by Sdravko » Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:04 pm

with ricinus it depends if i feed them the plant or the oil. although i think even the oil will get them into deep ----.
so it will be vitex. good way to stop them breeding.

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