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Growing Salsify, also Vegetable oyster

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Salsify in USA - Zone 5a regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 6 - 8 inches apart
  • Harvest in 14-21 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Beans, Brassicas, Carrots, Celeriac, Endive, Kohl-rabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Alliums, Spinach

Your comments and tips

25 Jul 16, Asn (Australia - temperate climate)
Salsify sold in certain vegetables and fruit shops, it costs as much as $90.00 a kilo, The best way get the seeds is to buy a piece of Salsify cut the bottom part off and cook it enjoy yourself, the top part, you can plant it in the garden, wait for it to grow to flowers, harvest the seeds when the flowers dry. The best time to grow is in late August early September.
24 Dec 15, Hanna Michalzik (Australia - temperate climate)
I have just read your request for salsify seeds. I have just harvested some seeds and I am happy to give you some. I live in Kelmscott. Best regards Hanna
03 Aug 16, Fran (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi there, I realise that you offered salsify seeds quite a while ago but I am wondering if you have any I can get from you. I am willing to pay for them. Many thanks Fran
16 Jul 15, marie claire joly (Australia - temperate climate)
Where to get salsify seeds thanks
10 Aug 15, Geoff Hudson (Australia - temperate climate)
The Italian Gardener has two varieties of salsify.
17 Jul 15, Prometheus (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
I just recently came across a seed seller which I highly recommend (and they have Salsify). Check out www.boondieseeds.com.au. You're out of luck if you are in Tas or Wa though. Happy gardening!
19 Oct 14, Maria (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can I buy Salsify seed in South Africa? I live in NW Province, Klerksdorp (City of Matlosana).
24 Jun 14, Marie Moore (Australia - tropical climate)
Where in Perth WA, Near Rockingham can I buy salsify seeds? Thanks
25 May 14, Sonia karp (Canada - Zone 3a Temperate Short Summer climate)
Can I grow salsify in Saskatchewan cold winter but fairly nice summer where can I get the seeds
29 Dec 13, cees koeman (Australia - temperate climate)
I would like to grow salsify (scorsenera) 1200 m above sealevel ,frosts any time up to xmas. hot sun .cold winter. Also want to grow horseradish different types. Can I buy seed from you? Cees. (Gardenate does not sell seed)
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Goodman's is a good seed supplier to deal with. Their seeds are available from many outlets in Victoria and they are an independent, family owned company that has been going for about 125 years. If you are in other areas they do sell online.

- Jo

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