mangold wurzels

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Re: mangold wurzels

Postby Colin_M » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:15 pm

Hi Bazza, best wishes for a successful harvest.

If you haven't seen it, here's a thread from a while back discussing Mangels (in this case, my Yellow ones). Amongst the replies is a lovely link from Alain: http://www.kitchengarden.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=4630&view=previous

In the meantime, you've whetted my appetite and a quick Google revealed a number of places that can supply Red Mangel seeds and I'm going to order some. Since there will be far more than I need, you are welcome to drop me a PM if you'd like a few seeds to try along side your yellow ones.

If you want to get some yourself, the site I found is: http://www.seeds-by-size.co.uk/beet98.html It's not the easiest of sites to buy things from an relies on using Paypal. However for anyone wanting seeds in medium to larger quantities, it might be attractive.
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Re: mangold wurzels

Postby Colin_M » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:12 am

As a follow up to this thread, our Red Mangels did well this year. I only sowed a few and look like I will have more than I can use.

So far the first one I dug today weighed 10lbs (enough for 2 gallons of Mangel wine). I have a few more more of these available if anyone would like one or two - we're down in Bristol if you're interested.
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Re: mangold wurzels

Postby Nature's Babe » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:05 am

Quite possible Mangel Wurzels might become more available in future as oil declines and grain becomes more expensive, roots as winter fodder may become a more attractive alternative. I remember Jersey farmers growing mangels as winter fodder when I was a child.we used to carve lanterns from large ones as they do with pumpkins. As a member of HDRA i would say there are other benefits of membership, I feel it's worth the money spent, I am happy to support their work, for me, the seeds were a bonus. :)
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