Judith Browning wrote:
Ben Gorski wrote:chameloan plant(Houttuynia cordata) works and grows quite well in most gardens and prefers some shade and will SPREAD...almost as bas as mint..yet i'd say a bit less...but still SPREADS via roots/rhizomes quite readily.
I want this plant! ...had not heard of it before.
I'm working on more 'spreaders' to push back on grasses (Bermuda mostly) and rampant vinca, etc.
It's health benefits and edibility are real bonuses
Will have to see if any of my plant exchange friends have it....
bruce Fine wrote:I had an experience not too long ago. it was middle of night, put a block of wood in the fire and it was buring real good, wanting to go back to sleep I thought I'd put another log in the stove and off to dreamland I'd go.
well I opened the stove and the burning block of wood fell out. without thinking I grabbed it and threw it back in the stove. my thumb and first finger just about stuck to the burning coals on the outside of this block of white oak.
man did it hurt. kept thinking what a stupid thing I had just done. I got to the freezer and found a bag of green beans. I held onto that from bag of beans for hours till the sun came up and then some. well it worked with some positive thinking and attempt to freeze my burned digits I have minimal damage and no blisters, some dead wrinkled skin, good luck getting finger prints off me.
Burra Maluca wrote:
Personally I would prefer a 'true' perennial that will seed freely and live to seed another year. That way I get broccoli to eat every year plus seed of the best plants to share without losing my mother plants.