Sugar cane

  • Posted by Kh62 on September 19, 2022 at 11:35 am

    As a kid we could get ribbon cane syrup from a man in a neighboring town. Is ribbon cane made from sugar cane or some other cane?

    kevin75 replied 1 year, 8 months ago 7 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Sandra

    Member
    September 19, 2022 at 3:06 pm

    Saw Danny talking about the sugar cane today, hopefully I catch it this year when they put it for sale!!! I would love to get some of the purple he has.

    • DeepSouth

      Community Leader
      September 19, 2022 at 6:04 pm

      We will have a little for sale. He will start putting some up on Etsy in the future.

      • Sandra

        Member
        September 19, 2022 at 9:23 pm

        Maybe Freesteading will get an advance notice of when it is going on sale, 😁 or if you have advance orders, am ready to order when you have it available, I do understand you still have to harvest it and everything takes time, I do appreciate you putting some up for sale.

      • Sue

        Member
        September 20, 2022 at 9:03 pm

        Danny. I know you said I could not grow sugar cane in Texas outside in 6b. But what about in a heated big greenhouse

      • Danny

        Community Leader
        September 22, 2022 at 11:27 pm

        Yes you could probably do that.

  • DeepSouth

    Community Leader
    September 20, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Justsend me an email [email protected] and we will get you a box ready.

    • Sandra

      Member
      September 20, 2022 at 1:49 pm

      Big smile on my face today, email is sent!!! 😁 Love when am able to order something before it sales out!!! Especially when it comes to plants, I know if I don’t get it when am lucky enough to find the plant I want, I may never get another chance to get that plant.

    • KimC

      Member
      September 22, 2022 at 8:55 pm

      Hi Wanda and Danny,

      Could your sugar cane be grown in a 15-gallon tub (or multiple tubs) in zone 9b? If so, how many pieces per tub? Once it’s grown, how would a person without a press harvest and prepare it to use as a sweetener (assuming there would never be enough to actually make syrup)? Or would it even be possible/worth trying for such a small harvest?

      Thanks,

      Kim

      • Danny

        Community Leader
        September 22, 2022 at 11:30 pm

        Yes it can it would need support. You can cut it into small pieces and boil the syrup out of it. There are videos on YouTube showing the process.

  • kevin75

    Member
    September 23, 2022 at 6:57 am

    how do folks go about saving cabbage seeds

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