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Old 07-07-2012, 04:06 PM
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Default Planting cattails

I have a question that may sound crazy to some people with ponds.
I was wondering about planting/transplanting cattails on a marshy area on the side of my house.

I figured that I could learn about them and start eating them as a food source. Since they are so prolific, they would be in abundant supply. It's not a pond, so I don;t have to worry about them taking it over.

Should I be concerned about planting them near the house? Are their roots strong enough to break a concrete foundation?

Is this just a crazy idea?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:52 PM
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I dug some up in the spring and cut the tops off. I then dug down into the mud and stuck them in. They are growing well now and not a single one died.
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Thanks for the advice! Hopefully these will grow
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