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Growing Burdock, also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)

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01 Nov 08 Jonathan (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
The Japanese are great consumers of Burdock, or "Gobo" stir fried with carrot and chilli and soy and is fantastic - called "Kinpira Gobo" it is a lovely dish. I sometimes buy my seed in Japan and if anyone would like me to get some, I can pick some up the next time I'm there... It's ok to import as long as customs see the original packet and can see that the contents have not been tampered with. I have just dug up my first crop but didnt realise the fingers grow really deep and should really be harvested quite early to get them really tender. To think we used to drink dandelion and burdock tea when i was a kid in the U.K... It seems such a under-rated veggie and has a delicious nutty flavour.
23 Jun 10 kim chi pham (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
How can I buy burdoch seed from Japan. Thanks kim chi
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