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Crosne (Stachys affinis) Main Harvest

Postby Durgan » Oct 21, 2008 7:38 pm

Crosne (Stachys affinis) Main Harvest
http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?XRGVI 21 October 2008 Crosne (Stachys affinis) Main Harvest
All the Crosne were dug today. The method is depicted in the pictures. The bed was 32 square feet in area, and 18 pounds of tubers were collected. The average size was excellent. Some were cooked in butter in a frying pan at a slow simmer for 15 minutes with pepper as as condiment, and some were eaten raw. No preparation is required other than washing off the dirt. This is an excellent vegetable, and is well worth growing a few plants. The tubers will be packed in peat moss and stored in the shed. It is best to protect from light, since the tubers darken if exposed.

http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?EPWHC Summary: Crosne growing experience.
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Re: Crosne (Stachys affinis) Main Harvest

Postby butterfly » Oct 21, 2008 9:47 pm

This is something I have not heard of Durgan

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Re: Crosne (Stachys affinis) Main Harvest

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Oct 22, 2008 12:56 am

Durgan,

I've only heard about Stachys when referring to Lamb's Ears. Where is this Crosne from? Is there a specific country that uses it in a dish? And where did you buy your tubers from this Spring? The tubers remind me of little "Michelin" men. :lol:
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Re: Crosne (Stachys affinis) Main Harvest

Postby Durgan » Oct 22, 2008 5:47 am

I learned about crosne from some forum two years ago, and wanted to try growing.There was some trouble getting the tubers for growing. Eventually I got 30 tubers from somebody in Canada for 40 cents each or $12.00 for the package. I didn't get a return address, so have no further information. Apparently they are easy to propagate;in fact, in the wrong climate, and place they are as tenacious as mint.

Sometimes the tubers are sold in some Supermarkets. I have seen then before I knew what they were. From appearance they grow almost exactly like mint, except they form tubers. Any tuber will propagate.

http://www.durgan.org/ShortURL/?QARCQ Look at his conversation for further information.
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Re: Crosne (Stachys affinis) Main Harvest

Postby MareE » Oct 22, 2008 6:40 am

Ha Ha, Donna. Crosne sure do look like little Michelin men!!

Durgan, looks and sounds to be an intriguing crop. Love your strainer/rinser-offer. Where'd you acquire it?

Enjoyed your series illustrating how you create a new garden, and your little supervisor/approver, too. Same size plot using only a shovel, pitch fork and rubber mallet would take me about 60 hours. laffs

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Re: Crosne (Stachys affinis) Main Harvest

Postby Durgan » Oct 22, 2008 8:43 am

MareE wrote:Ha Ha, Donna. Crosne sure do look like little Michelin men!!

Durgan, looks and sounds to be an intriguing crop. Love your strainer/rinser-offer. [b]Where'd you acquire it
?
MareE;o}[/b]


Probably Winners or Linen and Things. I seldom shop so my stores are few an far between, but I visit these two now and then, since they have out of the way products sometimes.
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Re: Crosne (Stachys affinis) Main Harvest

Postby MareE » Oct 28, 2008 7:33 am

Oh so it was initially design as a storage bin? Well, it's the perfect veggie washer, too. Will keep my eyes peeled for one. Thanks, Durgan!

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