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    Not everything 'exotic' is difficult! Be brave!
    You could try a spangly lettuce (eg Freckles), chinese greens or that strawberry spinach or if you grow a (non f1) gherkin (It would only cross if you grew another gherkin close by) save the seeds from that.
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    yeah but...are lettuce or chinese greens not at risk of cross-fertilisation? if not, then i'm in as am currently radicchio and tatasoi central (never thought i'd type that line)

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    Give it a go BR! I haven't a clue yet what I'm going to grow that will produce seeds by December - and be different to everyone else's! I'll give it my best shot though.
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    Lettuce Seed

    As far as I know (!) lettuces won't cross and will come true from seed as long as they aren't F1's.

    Brassicas (eg pak choi etc) will cross with each other - so only let one type flower and beware if you have neighbours with flowering brassicas or oilseed rape nearby

    Radicchio I think might be biennial - the plants would flower next year, what variety is it?

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    can i join too - im growing okra - so that should class as exotic, problem is ive never grown it before, so i havent got a clue on how to save seeds from it? - i will have to go and research

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    Hi Matt94! I've put you as number 11. I had a quick look at saving okra seeds and it looks like you get a lot per pod. I suspect the challenge will be to get enough fruits to both eat and save seed from. Are you growing them in a greenhouse?
    The Garden of Eaden: HOW TO COLLECT, PREPARE AND SAVE OKRA SEED FOR GERMINATION

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    yeh i'll be growing them in the greenhouse - apparently you just treat them like chilli's?. i will have a look at that link,

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicky View Post
    Not everything 'exotic' is difficult! Be brave!
    You could try a spangly lettuce (eg Freckles)
    I would love to join but can't think of anything exotic! BUT I have just sown some Freckles lettuce - so can I join?

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