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 Post subject: Sugar Cane
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:38 pm 
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Before anyone gets excited, I know it's not a fruit tree, but neither Vegetables or Herbs seemed any more valid, so here it is.

Called in and saw a mate a few weeks ago who's wife is from Laos and, to my mind, is a gardening legend. Amongst other things, she gave me a 1½ ft piece of sugar cane and the complex instructions of, "Stick it in the ground. Water it." :confused:

So I did.


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 Post subject: Re: Sugar Cane
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:03 pm 
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I had masses of it at my place, grows pretty well in Perth, I just never really found much of a use for it. Mitch took some from my place a few weeks back and says that he's planted it and it's growing well..

I told him I don't believe him. (hint hint Mitch)

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar Cane
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:57 pm 
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Yeah EB, it's mainly there for novelty value and the possibility of adding a little protection or support for the banana tree.

Need more piccies Mitch, or one of your great reference posts.

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Most use it as a wind break. That would be good growing along fence lines instead of weeds.


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 Post subject: Re: Sugar Cane
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:24 am 
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lee wrote:
Most use it as a wind break. That would be good growing along fence lines instead of weeds.

Good idea Lee - may have to do some transplants in a couple of years when it's taking off, as ectra protection for the banana tree.

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar Cane
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earthbound wrote:
I just never really found much of a use for it.

Sugar cane prawns
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 Post subject: Re: Sugar Cane
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earthbound wrote:
I just never really found much of a use for it.

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PIP COURTNEY: Sugarcane juice isn't a new product by any means. In countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, and Brazil, street vendors sell it fresh.

It's renowned for being a thirst-quencher. Sonya Maley says all she has done is upscale and modernise a traditional favourite.

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar Cane
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:12 pm 
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We have heaps of Cane Toads if you want to keep those Cane Beetles in check!


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:lol:

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At Ag College we used to just cut a bit and chew on it like a lolly :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sugar Cane
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Axl wrote:
At Ag College we used to just cut a bit and chew on it like a lolly :)


What? Cane toads.?

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 Post subject: Re: Sugar Cane
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Yeah, you skin them and strecth them out in the sun till they're dry, Toad Jerky! :) We used to eat the cane too :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sugar Cane
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:29 pm 
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Just putting these photos up for Burnsy, as request in the BYAP forum - thought I better put 'em here seein' as they're growing in the dirt :thumb:

The plant on the left is the one I put in early this year, the one on the right went in a few weeks back.


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 Post subject: Re: Sugar Cane
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Nice one CD, mine have done squat sitting in my AP drain tube so I guess I will be planting them out into dirt this weekend - after I go and remove a swarm of bees from a compost bin for my second hive :joy:

As a side, I think it is just starting to come into the season for growth of cane and the ike here as my lemon grass that has spent the last six months as root nodes only has just sprouted over the last week.


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Yeah, we are waiting for ours to take off, been pretty much stagnant over winter...

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