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hostas are edible...

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by flowerbug, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Jun 11, 2019
    flowerbug

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    supposedly tastes a bit like lettuce and asparagus.

    the young leaves when picked in the morning are best. older leaves can be more bitter.
    the flowers are also edible but said to be rather bland.

    just and FYI since i ran across this and found it interesting... :)

    toxic to cats and dogs. :(
     
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  2. Jun 14, 2019
    ducks4you

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    Ha, HA, YOU, FIRST!!!!
     
  3. Jun 15, 2019
    flowerbug

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    we don't have any at all here... :)
     
  4. Jun 15, 2019
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    They're deer crack. I will never plant another hosta at a jobsite. Even when sprayed with a repellent they will devour them.
    Causes me too much heartburn. :somad
     
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    Rhodie Ranch

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    WOW thistle....The deer won't eat them here! I guess different tastes for different types of deer.
     
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    flowerbug

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    @thistlebloom i can believe it. those big leaves growing right there in the woods! it's like dialing for pizza. :)
     
  7. Jun 16, 2019
    thistlebloom

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    That's amazing, hosta are the universal deer dessert. You have some strange deer there in Oregon Rhodie. o_O

    The deer here at my house will get a bite of mine now and again, but we don't have a fraction of the population that there is in certain neighborhoods in town. But they can also be hunted out here and that makes a difference.
     
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    my deer....who sniffed the zuc after eating bird seed and drinking out of the bird feeder.
     

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  9. Sep 17, 2019
    Rhodie Ranch

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    My hostas are winding down now with the change in daylight and temps. I have one that has a single beautiful flower stalk. I haven't cut it off cus its so pretty. Other hostas' flowerstalks were thin and only had flowers on them. I cut one to save the seed.

    So firstly, the deer here have not eaten them at all. They like my tomatoes, zuc and some of my flowers instead. Weird Oregon deer.

    Secondly, I sure wish I could propagate the blooming stalk, but from my friend, Mr Google, its not possible. Evidently its hard to start the seeds too. I suppose I'll stick to dividing them.

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  10. Sep 17, 2019
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    I love my hosta, but not to eat them.
     

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