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  1. ally
    December 18, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

    how long does it take to grow from seed

  2. NaomiNome
    October 2, 2014 @ 11:40 am

    Hi Ben, I see you include nicotiana lime green in your ‘small gardens’ pack, but I prefer the look of bupleurum – would it be a good substitute in terms of size and production? Looking forward to starting a flower garden for the first time (I’m already a keen veg-grower) but I only have a small space for it so I want to get the best out of it!

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  4. sandee
    April 26, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    I am wondering where you are located. I am in zone 4 / 5. this info would help.

    • Ben
      April 26, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

      I am in the south of the UK…we don’t have zones…what state are you in?

  5. Fiona Ringwood
    April 13, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    Thanks for the advice Ben, I was wondering why my bupleurum weren’t germinating. I surface sowed them but covered with vermiculite. Will this stop germination? Also I put in heated propagator.

    • Ben
      April 14, 2013 @ 7:01 am

      I haven’t found the need for a propagator. The vermic’ will be fine….just keep in mind they can take ages…and they are temperamental little cherubs. Once you get them going you will find they self seed in the same spot. :)

  6. Bryn
    January 17, 2013 @ 6:13 pm

    Thank you so much for your quick feedback! Do you also by any chance grow craspedia (Billy Balls)? I’m having some trouble getting a clear idea of how many flowers on average to expect per plant, so am having trouble calculating bed space there.

    • Ben
      January 20, 2013 @ 1:41 am

      I am growing some this season…I will keep you informed… :)

  7. Bryn
    January 17, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    Hi Benjamin,

    Thank you so much for posting this information! I’m a new grower, entering my second season of running my own CSA. I’m excited to try growing bupleurum for my csa pyo and my market bouquets, and I’m wondering how prolific the plants are. Does bupleurum offer a lot of growth from which to cut? If I were to include it in 15 bouquets a week during its season, plus some for CSA members to cut, is 12′ of bed space (5ft wide bed) enough, would you guess? Thanks for any thoughts that you might have.

    • Ben
      January 17, 2013 @ 6:03 pm

      That would be a good ball park…though it depends on who much you would use in each bouquet of course….plunge it straight into water after you’ve cut it…it will freely reseed itself too. Good luck with your venture! :)