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Z (Zman7)
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Post Number: 303
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 12:54 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The point the pidgeon is trying to make is that the plant IS NOT artemisia pontica, nana (dwarf) or otherwise. What Companion plants is selling is not, I repeat, is not artemisia pontica, despite their labeling it so. The plant appears to be of the Compostitae family, perhaps even of the genus artemisia, but it is not Roman wormwood. So, don't go flavoring your vermouth with it.
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Nabber86 (Nabber86)
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Post Number: 47
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 11:46 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Pigeon, I am confused. the companion plant lists:

Artemisia pontica 'Nana'

Isnt Artemisia pontica, the same thing as Artemisia pontica? That is the plant name. Wouldnt Nana just be a "variety" of Artemisia pontica. If Nana is no good, which variety of Artemisia pontica is the correct one?

Much like all "varieties" of p. smoniferum contain certain interseting alkaloids, but there are several varieties.
mattm3 (Mattm3)
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Post Number: 404
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 9:51 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Any good source for just the A. Pontica herb?
How sweet life can be when the misery of ones existance is blurred by slight intoxication!!!

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Crosby (Crosby)
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 9:22 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

In your neck of the woods Icky:

http://canningperennials.com/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Artemisia_pontica_72.html
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I like mustard (Head_prosthesis)
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 7:51 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Stay away from the meanie nana...
The Red Pigeon (Icarus)
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Post Number: 342
Registered: 4-2003


Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 6:01 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sorry to return this back on topic, but I've discovered that the source listed by Nabber http://www.companionplants.com does not carry the A. Pontica collectors of absinthe would be interested in. They carry the "nana" which, as I'm told, is not the plant used by the artisans of yore.
ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2003 - 3:22 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Turn-and-go-Lily,

The fuckage is in reference to the whiffage of distilled wormwood.
Will work for absinthe.
Semi Gifted Amateur (Masque)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 11:16 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I think the smell of fucking would depend on how, who and where.
Never was much for shrooms of any kind, but hey, to each their own.
I like mustard (Head_prosthesis)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 11:14 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm really really really well
trained and yep *whiff whiff*
that's fucking all right.
Straight up "musk of wood".
Michael (Turangalila)
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 11:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hmm, the mushrooms look great. I think I'm going to find a log when I'm in Ohio over the summer and try some of their log-plug kits. Leave it to overwinter in our barn, and when I got back next spring or summer there'd be a lovely crop.

By the way, a. absinthium does not smell like fucking. At least as far as I can tell. I have a little baby plant in the yard I started growing last month which smells more like pine and grass mixed together. Very yummy, though it's bitter. But my nose is untrained so I may actually be wrong; it may smell like fucking too.
Nabber86 (Nabber86)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 8:53 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

If anyone is seriously into shrooms (and not just the "silly" kind), Fungi Perfecti is a tremendous resource. Paul Stamets is probabaly the No. 1 shroom guy in the world. Shitake, enotake, oysters, lyons mane, and hens beard, are all good.

I gave up growing the obvious silly shrooms years ago because the culinary varieties are much more rewarding at my somewhat advanced family oriented stage of life that I now reside in.

Get the book: "The Mushroom Cultivator" by P. tamets and J.S. Chilton.
mattm3 (Mattm3)
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Post Number: 394
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Mmmm, mushrooms. Even the name is magic!
How sweet life can be when the misery of ones existance is blurred by slight intoxication!!!

August Strindburg
Pervert Euchre (Perruche_verte)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 7:30 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks for the Fungi Perfecti link, Nabber... positively mouth-watering. I want to get one of their kits for my garden plot now, maybe raise some Pearl Oysters or some Garden Giants.

I was surprised too, not by the solitary morel but by its being there at all... the garden plot is part of a single lot where a house was torn down years ago. It's now a community garden where some of us city folk can raise a few vegetables. I suspect one or more elm trees existed on the lot before dying in the Dutch Elm epidemic.

Morels, chanterelles, shiitake... your favorites may vary. Mushrooms = good. Eat your mushrooms.
"Drink accomplished what God did not." --Marguerite Duras
mattm3 (Mattm3)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 7:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

A nice, big, rare steak smothered in mushrooms!
How sweet life can be when the misery of ones existance is blurred by slight intoxication!!!

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2LY!!! (2loucheltrec)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 6:10 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

oh yeah, i'm supposed to have some fresh morels coming to me for FREE, a friend has some on her family's farm which she stumbled over, she guess it's around a couple pounds worth. mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
2LY!!! (2loucheltrec)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 6:03 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

marinated and grilled portobello for me thanx.
Crosby (Crosby)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 2:28 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'll take chanterelles over morels or ethics.
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Kallisti (Admin)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 1:09 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

morels, patooey.

ethics vs morels ... I'll take ethics every time.
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Nabber86 (Nabber86)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 7:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

pretend? Geez, I figured you would have gotten that one.

ENORMUS DICK (Louched_liver)
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Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2003 - 6:37 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Damn, I like me them morels. At the in-laws in northern Indiana they are only $15/lb.
I think I need some shipped out here.
Will work for absinthe.
Jack Collins (_blackjack_)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 10:48 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Pretend it was a pun...
The Red Pigeon (Icarus)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Psst.... psilocybin
Nabber86 (Nabber86)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 9:03 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

A single morel? Usually it is none or a grocery sack full.

Paul Stamets at Fungi Perfecti ( www.fungi.com ) has morel spawn cultivated from one of the largest morels ever found. A little risky though, you cant cultivate it in a garden. You have to propagate it, dump it in the woods (preferably near a stand of elm trees), let nature take its course, and hope for the best. Trust me, sillycybin are much easier to grow.
Pervert Euchre (Perruche_verte)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 8:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I found a morel growing in my garden plot the other day - what an incredible gift. (AFAIK no one has figured out how to grow them -- they need to be harvested in the wild). Took it right home and sauteed it in butter, then added some fresh spinach greens.
"Drink accomplished what God did not." --Marguerite Duras
Nabber86 (Nabber86)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 21, 2003 - 7:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Penzey's Spices: http://www.penzeys.com/cgi-bin/penzeys/shophome.html is a great source of really good quality culinary herbs and spices at really good prices. They dont carry wormwood though (plenty of fennel and anise).

Companion Plants: www.companionplants.com
Has live Grand and Petite wormwood plants. The people there actually know what they are selling and they cross-reference the common names of the plants with the latin names so you know what the hell you are getting. (I have checked serveral on-line sources and many green-houses in my area and there are about 50 "wormwood" varieties available. Most of them are ornamental and have nothing to do with absinthe. I found out my wife has been growing "mounded wormwood" in the front flower bed for a few years.)

Mountain Rose Herbs: www.mountainroseherbs.com
Has just about everything, except petite wormwood. There stuff is high quality and they ship really fast. They specialize in exoctic fringe herbs, herbals, oils, and the like - not culinary herbs.

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