What are the pros? can grow in winter under poly
What are the cons? older leaves bitter
I grew this under poly last fall/winter and it did very well. When the artic dips took us under 20 I added row cover and it survived fine. When it went down to 11 deg the top leaves were damaged but the stem (edible part) was fine but harvested right away. The stem is the size of a large cucumber - but solid. Used it in stir fries [better than water chestnuts], curries and stews. Cooks like celery but stays crunchy. I plan to grow this all year round. A wonderful addition to the kitchen.
Oh, some family members didn't find the leaves to be too bitter and used them on sandwiches. Not sure if maybe summer grown this would become bitter.
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