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    Its a complete doddle. Really easy. I've put my advice in the article I linked to above, but Nicos has summarised all you need to know too.

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    Blast, it would just take up too much space, nevermind.
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    Then just put in one or two, maybe? Or one in a big pot?

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    Would be good in a big pot up against the house or wall, as its got pretty flowers lots of leaves and being in a pot, would not be invasive! The good thing too is that you could buy just 1 from the supermarket

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    Oh my good ness, we have just eaten our first ever batch of these, having grown them this year for the first time. Lovely nutty taste, but now hours later we are doubled in agony with the worst wind ever. It's hoorendous!!!!

    We basically par boiled them with the rest of the veg then roasted the chokes, using the stock for gravy.

    Unless there are any tips on how to eradicate the wind, we will have to burn the rest come bonfore night.

    Please help! I may need to go to a&e it's that acute!!

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    Poor you! Sarah Raven suggests cooking the chokes with carrots to neutralise the gas, kind of.
    As for your pain, try rolling your clenched fist over your abdomen in a clockwise fashion...you'll feel the gas bubbling thru and relief should be swift!
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    How are you doing craigpugh??
    Not nice
    We only tend to have one mixed in with other veg in soups or mashed spuds, so have never had such a bad reaction.
    Charcoal is said to help reduce wind, so it might be worthwile having some burnt toast?
    Hope you are feeling better now?

    Hope you are sleeping with the windows open

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    I mainly use them for lunchtime soup. Mr F has a very gassy reaction too. I'm on my own all day so I can make whatever whiffy noises I wish (too much info?) but I'm prepared to becasue I really love the flavour.
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