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Water Chestnuts
Water Chestnuts

  • Price: $9.00

Water chestnuts grow as an annual. The plant spreads by creeping rhizomes which produce additional sucker plants through the summer months. One chestnut can under favourable conditions spread and fill a square metre. In autumn the leaves start to yellow and the chestnuts form at the terminal ends of the rhizomes. The leaves die back totally and harvesting can start at this time. 80% can be harvested and 20% retained for replanting. Grow in old bathtub or kids wading pools or Styrofoam broccoli boxes. Or a plastic lined trench in the vegetable garden. To store through winter, place in bottom of fridge in sealed plastic bags to prevent them from drying out or keep in cool damp sand. (Ref: Wikipedia - see link).

Comments Warnings : Water chestnuts grow as an annual. The plant spreads by creeping rhizomes which produce additional sucker plants through the summer months. One chestnut can under favourable conditions spread and fill a square metre. In autumn the leaves start to yellow and the chestnuts form at the terminal ends of the rhizomes. The leaves die back totally and harvesting can start at this time. 80% can be harvested and 20% retained for replanting. Grow in old bathtub or kids wading pools or Styrofoam broccoli boxes. Or a plastic lined trench in the vegetable garden. To store through winter, place in bottom of fridge in sealed plastic bags to prevent them from drying out or keep in cool damp sand. (Ref: Wikipedia - see link).