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    Default Jersey walking stick kale

    Has anyone grown Jersey walking stick kale? I was thinking of growing it to provide sticks for my beans next year. It looks amazing but will it grow on clay? Is it worth the effort?

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    I have two dozen plants ready to go out!

    The only place i've got for them is the edges of the allotment. Should make an interesting 'hedge'.
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    mine will have to go on the boundaries. i hope i haven't missed the sowing time, if not next year.

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    I'm growing this: got a couple of seedlings in the greenhouse at the moment, as soon as they're a bit bigger (trying to get them big enough to be missed by the current slug invasion) i'll harden them off and transplant outside along with the leeks and celeriacs..

    you do know they grow to 18 feet tall don't you? see here for information...

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    Planted twelve up each side of my allotments today!

    It will be intersting to see how they fare with the winds we get here in the North East!

    A 'fedge' is a hedge made with soft fruit etc so I suppose I have just planted a 'vedge'???

    PS I think they grow even bigger in the second year?
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    they get enourmous so be careful! I gre a few on the edges of my garden a few years ago and they look like big cababges that have been stretched. The leaves get really big and they do get very tall especially if you feed them. They get a bit top heavy sometimes, so it's best to tie them into a fence or use bamboo sticks to help support them.

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    I just unexpectedly got some (well, only 5) seeds for this (freebies in a job lot on ebay) and they look great fun to grow + I'm sure my boyfriend will love the potential to make your own walking stick out of the stalk.

    But I was wondering, just how much room do they tend to take up, any chance of growing in a large pot? I only have a small garden so pondering where they might get put...

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    As my previous post explain - they get big. They can grow as tall as sunflowers and their leaves are enourmous. So plant them somewhere where they're not going to shade other plants and get in the way.

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