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    Default Chinese artichoke

    Anyone grown these/eaten these?

    They seem very tempting but I don't want to get them if they don't taste good. I seem to remember that they're like mint and spread everywhere...is this true? Would I be better off planting them in pots if I get some?

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    Hi gryfon
    There is quite a bit on these if you look in 'search'
    I grew these a couple of years ago and they are a bit fiddly to scrub clean as they are small and bumpy, taste a bit nutty, easy to grow, and yes they do spread but only if you leave the odd one in the soil.
    Maybe growing 2-3 in 10"pots sunk into the soil would be the easiest way?
    I would certainly grow them again- they do taste nice and are not difficult to weed out if you have a change of heart.
    Worth a try at least!

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    Thanks! They sounded easy to grow which was what tempted me

    Didn't think of searching!
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    Just had our first batch for the year - stir fried! One more batch to go. All provided by just 3 tubers in a pot. (All the tubers planted in clay soil went missing in action).

    I put some aside in a a tray full of soil for planting out early next year again.

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    I couldn't ... they look like fat white maggots - witchety grubs!
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Or bits of intestine! Eurgghh!
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    Squeamish? What about these little creatures (http://www.colorado-mtnvista.com/pho...album=4&pos=26) then?

    They are an African delicacy when dried.

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