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YorkshireLass

  • Joined Mar 2010
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Sea kale and samphire
« on: January 12, 2012, 09:28:43 pm »
Google offers different opinions....
Do they need or prefer a saline environment (in which case I'll plant them in containers) or will they be fine in the normal, as-far-inland-as-you-can-get garden?
 :)

jaykay

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Cumbria/N Yorks border
Re: Sea kale and samphire
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 09:32:41 pm »
Well samphire naturally grows in the salt mudflats, pretty wet. Seakale grows a bit further inland and drier. At a guess I'd say seakale will probably manage (and maybe enjoy) ordinary soil, samphire might need saline and a lot of water - but I've only ever picked them at the beach, never grown them in my garden.

darkbrowneggs

  • Joined Aug 2010
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Re: Sea kale and samphire
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 09:38:48 pm »
I've grown seakale for a few years now in ordinary garden soil, and it seems fine.   :)
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YorkshireLass

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Re: Sea kale and samphire
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 10:03:00 pm »
 :thumbsup:

Might pot the samphire and plant the sea kale then

Fleecewife

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Re: Sea kale and samphire
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 01:18:14 am »
:thumbsup:

Might pot the samphire and plant the sea kale then

That should work.  I would love to grow samphire - haven't had it since I was a child in Norfolk where we used to serve it in vinegar.  Totally delicious  :yum: so please let us know if it's a success.
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SallyintNorth

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Re: Sea kale and samphire
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 09:14:05 am »
:thumbsup:

Might pot the samphire and plant the sea kale then

That should work.  I would love to grow samphire - haven't had it since I was a child in Norfolk where we used to serve it in vinegar.  Totally delicious  :yum: so please let us know if it's a success.
Yes, please do!  I used to forage for food quite a bit when I lived in Devon - it had never occurred to me I could maybe grow some of those foods in my own garden now I live a long way from such wild delights!
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YorkshireLass

  • Joined Mar 2010
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Re: Sea kale and samphire
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 04:19:33 pm »
I've never tried it/them, just fancied something different... seeds are from http://shop.otterfarm.co.uk/collections/all

darkbrowneggs

  • Joined Aug 2010
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Re: Sea kale and samphire
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012, 10:27:54 pm »
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