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I ahve had some lovely plants suddenly staring to grow in my garden. They have real green leaves with a shape I have never seen before. My neighbour came to see my garden and asked if I knew what they were. No I says. He says they are hemp, still no wiser, whacky baccy he says. Bloody hell I says and rips them out fast. he says I know someone who will give you £15 for them plants and I said I know someone who will give me 15 years in clink for them so go they go.
So beware folk whar could be growing in your garden from the birdseeed you put down for our feathered friends.
Sussexman.

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They are lovely, aren't they.

They are lovely, aren't they.

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Weeds come in every thing!

Fortunate they appear to be another type of water plant I had been awful tempted to order, but there are more water plants in my pond than the water begonias I payed for, they must have come in the roots.

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Don't worry ...

... if you hadn't noticed 'em the woodchucks love 'em and they woulda been gone!

All the same, glad your neighbor did the neighborly thing. :)

Here's as true a story as I can dig up:
The ONLY reason "hemp" became illegal was that the established rope-making mogul did not want the competition ... same story as it ever is, different industry.

(now I'm happy that I've had a bit of a rant, thankyou) :bigsmile:

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Woodchucks?

What the hell are woodchucks. A lump of wood you chuck at any cat that enters the garden?
And red I don't think my neighbour's friend was going to make rope. Apparently it is a class A drug over here and deffffffffffinitely I don't want the local bobby to find in my garden.

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RE: Wood-chucks?

Large rodents similar to rock-chucks, groundhogs, and prairie-dogs,,,or perhaps the best I can describe to you Colin, is fat brown Mere-cats!

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Actually ...

... groundhogs and woodchucks are the same beast AND related to squirrels.

So I think the english language made a mash of "ground HOG" when it should have been "hugger" as in "a squirrel gone ground hugging".

I didn't think you're neighbor was a-makin' rope ... did he take the plants away whole? Class A drug? Those lawmakers sure know a fine-able act when they smell one!!

However, glad to hear that the heart-attack moment is over.

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No Red

I put them in the compost bin. I reckon I have a lot of happy slugs in there now. Perhaps they will be too stoned to bother with the rest of my garden. I was thinking of stuffing some of the leaves down a mole hole to see if that had any effect on the blighter. Could be interesting ' a stoned mole' Wonder what the molehills would look like?
Sussexman
If folk use what is between their ears more and use what is under their nose less.
Then the world will be a happier place

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Not all parts of the plants are bad,

the seeds are wonderfully nutritious!

At least I think that is the same kind of hemp?

They are rich in protein.

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both hemp and marajuana seeds

both hemp and marajuana seeds are almost exactly alike in composition. They contain all the essential amino acids required by the body. Hempy weed is used for textile while weedy hemp is the smoked one.

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Good To Know

Very much like quinoa then?

And seed processing or packaging plants take what crop keeps 'em working.

Actually, I've found M&M's in my birdseed on occasion ... no takers though.

Birdseed, trail mix ... what's the diff?!?

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Red...

Translation please???????

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What the heck are you guys

What the heck are you guys smokin? I want some...lol. Quinoa, Hempy weed, weedy hemp?

Is that what Tom Hanks used to make rope in Castaway?

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LOL--

Y'ALL IS CRAZY! :BIGSMILE:

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Straight As An Arrow, I Swear!

Quinoa is a grain originally found growing in the Andes of S.America, and it is a grain with high protein. The only reason I found out about it was from my sister-in-law from Peru. And then I saw it pop up in health food stores, although some grocery stores carry it now.

I've heard they've been trying to get it established in the Rocky Mtn. area.

;)

I don't need any help getting lost goin' around the block!

"2 wrongs don't make a right, but 3 will get ya back on the highway"

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Is that

3 wrongs or 3 rights or 3 wrongs + 3 rights and a few lefts thrown in for good measure.
Highway? is there a Lowway.

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