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amanda starts with ...
I was so excited to harvest my very first water chestnut crop today - only to find very few and all the size of a grape!

They were planted in bath tub full of potting mix and I watered them properly. I didn't give them any food tho' as I had no care instructions.

Do they need feeding and what with? and can I replant the corms I have just as they are? Thnks for any help!?
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8th June 2009 5:17pm
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Julie says...
I haven't grown water chestnuts for a few years. When I did, it was in a large steel tank, in water.

They did really well, and I got dozens,of a reasonable size. The big problem was stopping mozzies from breeding in the water. I think I started them off in a rich, compost mixture, then added water as they grew.

They don't seem to keep all that well, so I think I froze them.

Yes, you can replant the corms. Again, I seem to remember I put each chestnut in a little pot of soil over winter, then planted them in the tank in spring.
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amanda says...
Thanks Julie - I may have weeds but I don't have mossies! very lucky. I did let the water level drop to the soil now n then just to make sure tho'

I'll give them another go with the food this time.
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10th June 2009 10:42am
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Doug says...
Where may I buy water chestnut corms for home cultivation? Thanks, Doug.
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29th June 2009 3:42pm
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amanda says...
Hi Doug - Forrestdale garden centre in Armadale reckon they get them in about sept/oct
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Liz says...
Lotus Blossum Water Gardens (in Baldivis http://www.lotusblossomwatergardens.com.au/html/morder.htm) have them on their mail order list - might pay to call them, as they didn't seem to have as much in stock as on the list when I popped in one day.

I bought some from Western Bamboo (near Gingin) when I was getting some bamboo delivered from them as well.

They do also turn up in other nurseries from time to time... I stumbled across some in Waldecks or somewhere (cheaper... although a smaller pot) after I bought mine.

Cheers,
Liz
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Shaun says...
There was a man who got on to the morning radio's free advertisment ner jandacot who had waterchestnuts corms / plants for sale too .....
Try to call Ian Robertson?Robinson? on 0404460409
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Lisa says...
Try Green Harvest http://www.greenharvest.com.au/ that's where I purchased mine this year.
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16th July 2009 10:10pm
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Darren says...
Try www.earthcare.com.au they sale most interesting stuff for your garden including water chestnut.
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Boris Spasky says...
Do they offer a complimentary thunderstorm to, to fill the tank up?
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