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    Default Growing Cardamom & other spices

    There are 2 sorts of Cardamom - Black (Amomum subulatum) and Green (Elletaria cardamomum).

    Seeds for Black - https://www.seedaholic.com/cardamon-...subulatum.html

    Seeds for Green not so available in the UK - maybe buy pods from a local spice shop?

    My question is - has anyone grown either of them? There's plenty of "how to" info on the web but I'd be interested in some first hand experience please.
    Could be my next crazy growing challenge.
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    That black cardamom looks like a right pain to grow lol Just up your street then VC - it's nuts!
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    Well I should say.. I live in an old Victorian house, that receives sun only at the front of the house (two bay windows), and it can never be called a 'warm house'. For me, black cardamom ain't gonna happen. It's not 22 degrees even in the height of summer lol
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    How about Star Anise? Wonder how they grow???

    Scrap that - its a medium sized tree https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illicium_verum
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    Oh I would LOVE a star anise tree!
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    That's your challenge then and I'll grow cardamom.
    Need to grow turmeric too - from a bit of root.
    I have ginger, lemon grass and bay so its time to grow the rest of the spice rack.

    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...ack_94157.html
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    All round VC's for a curry night....
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    I fancy growing Saffron in the greenhouse, anyone grown these crocus?
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