Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 9 to 16 of 22
Like Tree55Likes

Thread: Growing Cardamom & other spices

  1. #9
    veggiechicken's Avatar
    veggiechicken is online now Warning!! Contains Nuts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sunshiny South Wales
    Posts
    60,743
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Sparrow is the Vine's Saffron expert - there must be a thread about it!
    I have a few bulbs that Sparrow sent me and they flowered this year for the first time. I didn't collect any stamens though.
    burnie and Jay-ell like this.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
    @realveggiechicken

  2. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    North Derbyshire
    Posts
    405

    Default

    I'm growing turmeric and ginger and both seem fairly happy. I really want to grow some Sichuan pepper too. I was going to try growing it from seed, but I think I will ask for a small bush for Christmas this year instead (or maybe as well...)
    veggiechicken likes this.

  3. #11
    Small pumpkin's Avatar
    Small pumpkin is offline Gone Fishing
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    Isle of Mull
    Posts
    9,196

    Default

    I like your thinking VC.
    Never tried growing cardamom. Often considered it. I might try growing some seeds from my spice rack.
    Never tried growing turmeric. But I have used fresh turmeric once. It turn my hole kitchen yellow! right pain in the butt!
    I've recently learned that the best lemongrass to grow is from the fresh stuff you buy at the shops. Because any lemongrass that produces seeds ( which is the stuff I've always grown ) doesn't produce very thick usable stems ( this I can also agree with ).
    Going to try that next year as well.

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    North Derbyshire
    Posts
    405

    Default

    Ah, and there was me thinking I'd just not treated my (from seed) lemongrass well enough. Smells lovely when you brush your hand through it though.
    veggiechicken and Jay-ell like this.

  5. #13
    veggiechicken's Avatar
    veggiechicken is online now Warning!! Contains Nuts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sunshiny South Wales
    Posts
    60,743
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Lemon grass growing from supermarket shoots started this year.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0414.JPG
Views:	99
Size:	320.4 KB
ID:	84151

    Ginger from supermarket roots.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0416.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	109.7 KB
ID:	84152

    Another ginger with Chilean Guava in front

    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0417.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	123.2 KB
ID:	84153

    Because I couldn't leave it out, a Sweet potato from the supermarket.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCF0420.JPG
Views:	112
Size:	268.1 KB
ID:	84154

    All in a lean-to, Freecycle GH on the east facing side of the house. Not the warmest of spots. May have to close the door at night now - if I can.
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
    @realveggiechicken

  6. #14
    SarrissUK's Avatar
    SarrissUK is online now Cropper
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    North East Lincolnshire
    Posts
    1,694

    Default

    I had a little scout for star anise advice last night, and someone is actually selling seeds on fleabay. I figure that I've probably got some seeds in my spice cupboard, in the little flower shaped seed husks, so I will have a look for them and sow them.

    I will also try cardamom from seed, only because I've got a whole load in the spice cupboard.

    How exciting! I'd never even considered trying growing either - VC, you are fantastic at inspiring people to try new things

  7. #15
    veggiechicken's Avatar
    veggiechicken is online now Warning!! Contains Nuts
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Sunshiny South Wales
    Posts
    60,743
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SarrissUK View Post
    That black cardamom looks like a right pain to grow lol Just up your street then VC - it's nuts!
    Quote Originally Posted by SarrissUK View Post
    How exciting! I'd never even considered trying growing either - VC, you are fantastic at inspiring people to try new things
    Now who's nuts??
    Make 2019 the Year of Random Seed sowing
    All we are saying is..........Give seeds a chance.
    @realveggiechicken

  8. #16
    SarrissUK's Avatar
    SarrissUK is online now Cropper
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    North East Lincolnshire
    Posts
    1,694

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Now who's nuts??
    haha I'm not even going to try black cardamom, however much I love that flavour... but star anise... I'm rummaging in the kitchen as we speak!! And I was always nuts haha
    veggiechicken and Snoop Puss like this.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts