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Emersed L. Aromatica (but not the way you'd expect)

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  1. Philosophos

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    I did not even know that it was an edible plant! I always thought that it smelled nice when trimming and I was tempted to try it, but I did not know that they were edible. It seems it's impossible to login to this forum without learning something new.

    Thanks for the info Dan!

    Cheers!
     
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    Just more interesting you guys may like: The bag trick is a good method and way to store plants (I am currently doing this with Fissidens sp.), and is actually how well-known Tonina/Erio fan Coralite flowers Syngonanthus sp: http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/forumapc/plant-physiology-emersed-culture/70263-simple-way-flower-syngonanthus.html#post532986

    But the coolest thing about L. aromatica is, imo, the cool serrated leaves and change in form once it goes emergent. You'll find Plantfinder mentions the herb thing. Just a cool plant.
     
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    Tasty They Is

    Hi,

    We use Limnophila aromatic, emerged form for cooking, bags; plastic bottles are what we use mainly because it is very dry here.

    The submerged form does not have the complete flavor the leaves are very different.

    Biollante
     
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    How does it taste?
     
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    like fish? ;)

    Finally something useful I can do with it after I trim :)

    regards,
    dutchy
     
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    You Know How Chicken Tastes, Well It Tastes Better With Ngo Om!


    Hi,

    Rice patty herb (Limnophila aromatic) is spicy citrus-y, sort of; :D I do not think the immersed version works very well. :p

    Dutchy, I thought this a popular herb in the Netherlands. :)

    Biollante
     
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    If you can smoke it, it probably is ;)

    regards,
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    Think cumin---

    spicy citrus-y, :p i don't know, tasty, yes. ;)

    LC
     
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    I'm definitively going to try and grow this immersed. In your opinions, would it be possible to do the clear plastic bag trick with cuttings taken from a submersed plant or is it better to let it grow out of the tank and then take a immerse cutting? A little dip in Stimroot may also help?

    Cheers!
     
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    We Of More Refined Tastes---Sniff’

    Hi,

    Cumin, indeed, some of us simply have more discerning, more sophisticated and refined tastes. :cool:

    Just a little reminder to people that wish to eat what they grow, make sure what goes into the tasty little morsel is fit for human consumption. I am licensed and while some of the rules may be petty, they serve a good purpose. :gw One of the reasons I like raising my food is that I know what goes in.

    Biollante
     
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    O Please, I Am Gagging

    I have to admit I replace cumin with Ngo Om, okay it does have bright lemon sort of spicy flavor, :pbut more sophisticated and refined tastes, gag me with a spoon, O please!:rolleyes:

    We use containers covered with heavy plastic sheets, Ngo Om in hot and bright areas.

    LC
     
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    It's A Wet Heat...

    Hi,

    L. Aromatica is easy to transition from immersed to emerged or round the other way. The emerged version requires high humidity and likes heat.

    I like two-liter plastic soda bottles for the purpose. However, plastic bags over various containers work well. :) I have a bunch of stuff growing in resalable bags.

    I top cut six inches (15 cm) off a stem and cut on the bias into three segments is a nice amount for a two-liter bottle. Technically, I think any section with at least three healthy leaves ought to grow.

    Since L. Aromatica is an herb, I suppose root hormone approved for plants intended for human consumption should work, I have not used it for L. Aromatica.

    I plant the stems in enriched soil, violet potting soil, worm poop, Miracle grow whatever is handy, I think it is nice to cover the substrate with gravel. Aquarium water from an established planted tank, either to the top of the substrate or to just covering the plants.

    Place the containers in a bright warm area. These plants like heat, they like light, they grow like crazy, nice flowers as well. :cool:

    Biollante
     
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    Thanks for the info guys. Im an herb grower and an aquatic plant nerd so im going to try this tomorrow. Best idea for the combination of those 2 skills since medical marijuana(just kidding).
     
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    Thanks for the info Biollante. I'm definitively going to try this next time the plants need a trim.
     
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    Hmm cumin and citrus. I'll bet this stuff would complement shiso quite nicely.
     
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    I reuse the cuttings of my L. Aromatica to make tea. After a wash of cold water, I just boil the leaves for 5 minutes, leave it to cool a bit and add honey. I have had it chilled.

    Will try to grow it emmersed, on plastic bags. It should grow on a hermetically sealed container, right? Like the ones from Ikea.
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    I am going to try the tea!

    I am not sure about the hermetically sealed part, you need to allow some air movement while keeping high humidity.

    LC
     
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