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    Default Tiger Nuts

    Does anyone have any experience of growing tiger nuts?

    Heritage Plants - Tiger Nut Ancient Egyptian crop tubers

    I've bought some to grow next year and any advice would be great.

    Steven

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    Never grown them, but used to love them as a kid
    My girls found their way into my heart and now they nest there

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    sounds like something you would get at a chinese health shop!

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    Ooh looks good. Have you bought from here before? I fancy trying a few things from the site, including the Tiger Nuts.
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    No experience of these - but have just successfully started peanuts off from shop bought bag. Day 1 - almost doubling in size - day2 onwards the first large root/radicle appears - and still alive! Hoping to see some action above ground by weekend (approx day7).

    Why not try a local health shop and see if there any for sale and start a few off by the methods described on the website. I'm sure that those sold in healthshops will be what they call 'raw' rather than toasted or interfered with in other ways!

    Nice project -good luck.

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    I googled it, and got this:
    Grown in muddy or shallow water. Tiger Nuts rarely come into new growth until mid to late summer which gives them too short a growing season to produce much of a crop (esp, in Scotland I would say!).
    In warmer climates this plant is a serious weed. It is much hardier than was once imagined and is becoming a weed in N. America where it is found as far north as Alaska. The tubers are often formed a metre or more away from the plant, especially if it is growing in a heavy clay soil. The tubers are extremely attractive to mice and require protection from them in the winter.

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    Eek mice! Think I will pass on the Tiger Nuts but may try the Onion Tree

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