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Ty Gwyn



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 14 10:10 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

GM.

buzzy



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 14 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

marigold wrote:
Linseed isn't cruciferous and the seed pods are round. What were the leaves like?


Much like OSR.

Henry

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marigold wrote:
There a some cover crop possibilities here- fodder radish, texel greens? Though again this seems an odd time for themto be in flower.


I will search engine these and the other suggestions when I can.

Have to go and get Windy's breakfast now!

Henry

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 14 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i think there is a purple oil seed variety but tis very early

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 14 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
i think there is a purple oil seed variety but tis very early


I'd not be surprised at the purple OSR possibility.

As for being early, lots of things are early this year, round here, at least.

And I saw yellow OSR flowering in December - though whether that was early for 2014 or late for 2013 I don't know.

Henry

Rob R



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 14 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

buzzy wrote:
And I saw yellow OSR flowering in December - though whether that was early for 2014 or late for 2013 I don't know.

Henry


Was it perhaps late flowering mustard? If not, for either December or March, we'll probably be seeing Hairyloon's veg oil going up in price this year...

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 14 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It sounds a bit like stock, but I don't think that gets grown as a crop plant.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 14 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hybridised with Honesty?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 14 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rob R wrote:
buzzy wrote:
And I saw yellow OSR flowering in December - though whether that was early for 2014 or late for 2013 I don't know.

Henry


Was it perhaps late flowering mustard? If not, for either December or March, we'll probably be seeing Hairyloon's veg oil going up in price this year...


some of the mustards were still flowering late round here

a few are grown as crop both for eating and for oil /medicine

but

dpack



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among these?

buzzy



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dpack wrote:
Rob R wrote:
buzzy wrote:
And I saw yellow OSR flowering in December - though whether that was early for 2014 or late for 2013 I don't know.

Henry


Was it perhaps late flowering mustard? If not, for either December or March, we'll probably be seeing Hairyloon's veg oil going up in price this year...


some of the mustards were still flowering late round here

a few are grown as crop both for eating and for oil /medicine

but


@RobR - well, it might have been mustard, only saw it from the car. It was a fairly scrappy crop - I thought it might have been a field of volunteers from a poorly cleared previous crop, to be honest. But on the whole it's wall to wall OSR in this part of the world.

Interesting link, dpack. Don't think it was experimental, but you never know.

Henry

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 14 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
among these?


Can't find it there.

My botanist friend lives just down the road from the field - I'm relying on her to go back and get better specimens when the seed pods are riper!

Henry

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 14 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

marigold wrote:
There a some cover crop possibilities here- fodder radish, texel greens? Though again this seems an odd time for themto be in flower.


Marigold, you have won tonight's star prize!

It was indeed Fodder Radish (Raphanus sativus var oleiferus) grown in this instance as a short season crop to protect the soil from leaching over the winter. It has now been "sprayed off" and will be ploughed in before a spring crop is sown.


Henry

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glad it has a name

marigold



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 14 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

buzzy wrote:
marigold wrote:
There a some cover crop possibilities here- fodder radish, texel greens? Though again this seems an odd time for themto be in flower.


Marigold, you have won tonight's star prize!

It was indeed Fodder Radish (Raphanus sativus var oleiferus) grown in this instance as a short season crop to protect the soil from leaching over the winter. It has now been "sprayed off" and will be ploughed in before a spring crop is sown.


Henry



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