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8 years 5 days ago #27008 by Blueberry

Hi all
i've yacon spread all over my place. It's a great plant-and-forget winter vege/fruit :confused: - well, anyway, fresh produce to add to my juicing, can be grated or diced into salad, or chucked into the oven with your meat and 4 veges. It caramelises beautifully when baked.

Yacon is a member of the sunflower family, and it's the storage tuber that is eaten. It's sweeterner is Oligosaccharides (sp?), a compound the human gut cannot digest, resulting in all that sweetness going out the other end, not locating itself on ones hips :D :D . it also has enzimes that are very beneficial for the human gut.

If you're interested, google Yacon. And if you want some, let me know - i'm starting to dig now, and i've got HEAPS. I use it to break in grass or lawn for garden beds - Yacon makes the soil go nice and crumbly, and if you remember to toss grass clippings on top of the growing plant a couple of times in summer, you have perfect planting ground by the time the yacon is dug. Being a rather lazy gardener, I use all the help i can get[}:)][}:)]


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8 years 5 days ago #373490 by Andrea1

Hi, Blueberry - would love some, thanks, and happy to pay your postage.

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8 years 5 days ago #373498 by Blueberry

Hi Andrea
i've PM'd you


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8 years 5 days ago #373503 by Stikkibeek

I'd also like to try some if you have spare. Happy to reimburse you, pay costs in advance, or trade you something. (Have chokos and a special runner bean seed I could trade)


Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S

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8 years 5 days ago #373512 by Blueberry

Stikkibeek, i'll PM you


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8 years 5 days ago #373513 by UsBlacksheep1

Yeeesss please...I'll pay postage etc :) No worries...


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Still have a full on Jack Russell,a Bischon X, Lilly cat,our new cat Fudge ,max the horse cat,plus 14 Barnevelders....

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8 years 5 days ago #373517 by KiplingAngel

Puts hand up too - happy to pay postage

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KA

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8 years 5 days ago #373543 by kaponga

Yes please.
How much do you want for postage?

Thanks

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8 years 4 days ago #373560 by Blueberry

In the interest of expedience, could please everyone who wants Yacon just pm me their address. :)
I'll endeavour to send the cheapest way possible, by NZ Post, in a $5.50 bag. Might only be some small, barerooted plants, (as much as i can fit)but they multiply fast.
If someone wants bigger quantities, we'll have to work out a courier, because NZ Post is WAY TOO EXPENSIVE for anything bigger, particularly considering the eternity it usually takes them to get things from A to B. :(

Happy planting[^]


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7 years 11 months ago #374312 by Blueberry

OK. 6 parcels are on their way to new homes. I have found a NZ Post bag that's only $4.50 all over NZ, not even a RD surcharge, so if anyone else is interested - i've still got plenty of yacon.


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7 years 11 months ago #374350 by Xartep

hands up here, pm on the way[;)]


3 Cocker Spaniels, 1 Huntaway, 3 Cats, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cows, Ducks, Chickens, Bunnies - small petting zoo?:rolleyes::cool:

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7 years 11 months ago #374458 by foufee

We're keen too. PM to be sent shortly.

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7 years 11 months ago #374466 by eelcat

Ditto


1 Border collie, 1 Huntaway, 2 Lhasa Apsos, Suffolk and arapawa ewe crosses, an Arapawa ram,an East Friesian ewe , 5 cats, 42 ducks , 1 rooster and 30 hens, 5 geese, 12 goats, 2 donkeys, 2 house cows, one heifer calf, one bull calf, 3 rabbits and lots and lots and lots of fruit trees...

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7 years 11 months ago #374470 by foufee

Well, eelcat, Xartep and I are all in the same (well sort of) area, would it be better to send a combined parcel

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7 years 11 months ago #374487 by eelcat

foufee;366917 wrote: Well, eelcat, Xartep and I are all in the same (well sort of) area, would it be better to send a combined parcel

Excellent thought!


1 Border collie, 1 Huntaway, 2 Lhasa Apsos, Suffolk and arapawa ewe crosses, an Arapawa ram,an East Friesian ewe , 5 cats, 42 ducks , 1 rooster and 30 hens, 5 geese, 12 goats, 2 donkeys, 2 house cows, one heifer calf, one bull calf, 3 rabbits and lots and lots and lots of fruit trees...

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