Arrowroot

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  1. Tulipwood

    Tulipwood Junior Member

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    It seemed like a good idea at the time, so I bought a root/corm. Now, I actually have no plans now nor in the future to make my own arrowroot flour, so ... what other reasons would one give for having purchased it? ie it's yet to be planted - where can I plant it to be of use in a permaculture garden?
     
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    Compost ingredient, chook food, you can use the leaves as platters at fancy dinner parties, and you can cook it like potato. I've got it along a boundary line - when there's enough of it I can visualize it like a green fence.
     
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    Wind break especially around a pond to reduce evaporation - great in compost as Eco says I think it has silica especially.
     
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    chooks love it, break off a few leaves and chuck it in their pen, a great border, plus run it through a mulcher or chop it up for mulch.
     
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    Cows also love the leaves. And it makes a good addition in the food forest as herbal ground cover.
     
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    True arrowroot is Maranta arundinacea , and this is a low growing seasonally dormant plant . I imagine eco has Queensland arrowroot a giant Canna species .
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrowroot
     
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    oh,and i've also chucked a couple of pieces into soups..
     
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    Yes Qld arrowroot is what I have. It's quite attractive too for what it is worth. Adds a lush green tropical look - like mini banana leaves. I haven't lifted and divided yet (mines been in for about 6 months). But I expect it would be easy to lift, divide and relocate if you change your mind about where to put it at a later date. Unlike your comfrey....
     

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