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Old May 9th, 2011, 10:31 PM
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Fiddleheads anyone?

My ostrich ferns are up and growing like crazy now. I love ferns.

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Old May 9th, 2011, 10:37 PM
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We have bracken fern and sweet fern growing around here. I love them, too--especially the sweet fern, with its wonderful scent.
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Old May 10th, 2011, 03:54 AM
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mmmm nummers, our fiddle heads were ready to be plucked two weeks ago, son and I enjoyed a pan full!!!
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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:17 AM
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I love ferns too CLM - way cool plant! (Tasty too)
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Old May 10th, 2011, 09:19 AM
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Here's a dumb question, cuz I've never harvested fiddle heads. If you cut them all off, do the first send up new ones? Or do you just take some, not all?
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Old May 10th, 2011, 10:50 AM
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well ours grow just past our property line and son and I usually get a couple good feeds out of them, (a quart basket approx) and beleive me, there are still tons of ferns out there, not all "fiddleheads" from the same plant come up at the same time, so I imagine there will still be feathers growing from the base. Maybe someone else has a better answer? *L*

I'm getting ready to go pick wild garlics this weekend...another free nummers from the bush.
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