Water Chestnuts?

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  1. PDB

    PDB Junior Member

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    Does anyone have any idea how to grow Water Chestnuts and were to get them? would like to give them a go.
    Thank Paul
     
  2. cathy

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    Hi PDB,

    I put in my first attempt this season. I got them from Green Harvest:
    https://www.greenharvest.com.au/seeds/or ... index.html

    They provide information on their web site and in a fact sheet that came with it. But they aren't available all year round.

    Currently mine are going really well. I planted them in several buckets with holes drilled in them then placed into a big tub full of water. I was worried about breeding mozzies, but instead seem to have lots of tadpoles (very cool!!) I also put a couple of pots with watercress (stood on bricks so they are only partly submerged) but these don't seem to be growing quite so well - I think something keeps eating them!!
     
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    Thanks Cathy, I will have a look, do you remember what time of year to get them?
     
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    I'm pretty sure they are available in spring. At the website there is a link to a list of "rare" plants including water chestnuts and it tells you when they will become available.

    Cheers
     
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    I'd love to see some photos, Cathy! I"m planning the last part of my garden, and I'd like to include some sort of water, ideally fauna friendly and productive, and I love water chestnuts, but I've only ever used them out of a tin! Water cress would be great too.
     
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    Thanks Cathy, I had a look and yes next spring thay come in. And pics would be good to see.
    Thanks
    Paul
     
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    water-food plants that included Water chestnuts

    There was a segment on the ABC Garden show recently about water-food plants that included Water chestnuts
    You should be able to pick it up at their website.
     
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    I put some in too, from green harvest. Biggest prblem was the dog kept digging them out and eating them
    Cathy
     
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    Typical!

    Can't post to WA!

    Where the hell am I supposed to find anything over here?

    :evil:
     
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    Edible landscapes at the northy st markets had potted water chesnuts the last time we were there
     

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