Trading weeds

steven hart
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 02:26:49 PST
Great analogy Mike !!!
Some Oxalis can be darn hard to keep growing, ive always wanted a little
New Zealand Yam patch but I really struggle to keep them for more than a
season, perhaps its too hot for them here in Queensland.. But I would love
to bring those sweet little tubers to the table Yum Yum !!!

On 7 February 2013 18:12, Michael Mace <> wrote:

> Jim wrote:
> > I just would never recommend them to a mid western garden greenhouse
> Fair enough, but since there are many people on the list who don't
> necessarily have much experience with Oxalis, I'd like to add my two cents:
> I think the genus is far too diverse to make a blanket statement about its
> invasiveness.  There are probably hundreds of Oxalis species.  Some are
> notorious weeds.  Some are so picky that they're almost impossible to grow
> in captivity.  Most are somewhere in between.
> I live in a climate where Oxalis ought to be invasive, but most of the ones
> I grow won't persist in the ground and don't set seed.  You just need to
> know which species you're dealing with.
> There are some species of Gladiolus that produce hundreds of rice grain
> offsets plus windblown seeds, and are therefore very likely to spread
> around
> in pots.  But I wouldn't avoid the whole genus for that reason.
> Hope that doesn't sound like abuse, Jim.  It's not meant that way.
> Mike
> San Jose, CA
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Steven : )
Esk Queensland Australia
Summer Zone 5  Winter Zone 10

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