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Chinese water chestnuts

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I have filled in my decommissioned septic with sand to allow 15cms of water depth!
I installed a pond liner at 35cm & also included a ledge ( concrete edger) for shallow bog plants (Gotu Kola, brahmi. etc) There is a variety of manures placed between the sand on top of the liner & the sand that forms the planting bed! All I need now are WATER CHESTNUTS!! Anyone know where I can buy halfadoz corms to plant?
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26th June 2012 8:32pm
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grub says...
sorry i can help you out sg the only place i know is http://www.greenharvest.com.au/Plants/Waterchestnuts.html and dthey wont send to wa .i rang quarintine wa and they told me to get harvest to send it to them with a forwarding address and i could get them that way..i have had seeds sent to quarintine wa and they do get forwarded on to me ..when do you intend to plant them as they need about 13 degress to start to grow and capel is cold ,lol
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26th June 2012 8:59pm
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Julie says...
sg, there is no real hurry, as you don't plant them till spring. Not sure if the normal wc's are the same as Chinese wc's.

I'll get back to you tomorrow re the Forrestdale nursery.
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26th June 2012 9:09pm
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Jim says...
diggers will have them in a couple of months http://www.diggers.com.au/shop/product/PWACH/WATER%20CHESTNUT.aspx
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26th June 2012 9:20pm
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snottiegobble says...
Thanks everyone, I have located some corms to plant. I believe they can go in right away as long as the bed is not flooded until their first leaves reach 12cm. That way it mimics what happens in the tropics that has dry winters, wet summers! Also the corms are inclined to go moldy in the fridge if in there too long!
Here is were I intend to plant them! In my converted decommissioned septic tank. The shelf is for bog plants such as Gotu
kola ( couldnt wait to plant one)
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Julie says...
For anyone else in WA interested in water chestnuts, Dawsons will post them out to you. Not available yet, so not on their website. In a couple of months, try:

www.dawsonsgardenworld.com.au
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VF says...
Wow SG, that looks impressive. You'll have WC's coming out of your ears! (The Water Chestnut kind, not Water Closets. ;) Sorry about silly toilet/septic humour, but couldn't resist.)
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snottiegobble says...
Hey VF, & I always thought WC stood for William Crapper !!
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VF says...
:)
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