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    Peanuts (not the salted variety) are very easy to grow from the nut. You'll get a really lovely little plant, and you can have a good chuckle to yourself because it will bamboozle everyone who sees it and tries to identify it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    I managed to germinate a mango stone in my compost bin one year, I rescued it but it only lasted about a year. When I first moved here I got talking to an old lady that had apparently lived in this house when she was younger. She was really interesting and I offered her a cup if tea and invited her in. She looked out the window to see a huge tree out the back and asked what it was - a walnut. She said she planted it more than 50 years ago it brought a tear to her eye.
    That's a lovely story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight of Albion View Post
    Peanuts (not the salted variety) are very easy to grow from the nut. You'll get a really lovely little plant, and you can have a good chuckle to yourself because it will bamboozle everyone who sees it and tries to identify it!
    That's a good one to do. Think I heard somewhere that they aren't nuts they are a type of legume as they are in a pod. Like coffee beans aren't beans they are a seed.

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    I dug up a seedling from between a Victoria plum and greengage and potted it on, now 3-4yrs on it has grown in a standard form, the top is about 4ft out of the tub, spread of about 30-36ins and the stem about 3ft long and is carrying about 70-80 fruit which are now about 1ins/25mm across, swelling nicely and looking very promising. so its fingers crossed, all we need now is for the rain to stop and the sun to come out for more than a few hours at a time and the temp to get near what the guestimate the forecasters give out..
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    I hope you realise you've started something in this household VC. I have just planted some apple pips and the kids want me to phone grandma and granddad to see if they have any pips, seeds or stones that they can plant.

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    Orange seeds planted, lets see what happens,

    You have started something here, results should be very interesting.

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    Welcome to all of you who have accepted the challenge or who anticipated that I would ask you to do this and have started already I'll have to watch you mind-readers

    Don't forget to post your progress, with piccies, of course.

    I have a 3 year-old Kiwiberry clambering up the staging in the GH http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...ight=kiwiberry which is my only success so far.
    A peach stone and a handful of blueberries are about to be sown.
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    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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    Just bought some lychees and donut peaches. Not to eat, just for the stones
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
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