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Ricinus

Postby lyle11 » Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:54 pm

AKA Caster Bean. These are about 7’ tall. Kind of a fun plant to grow. As you probably know, the poison ricin comes from the beans, but I’ve read the shell is so hard if you swallowed one whole it would be expelled whole. I don’t intend to test that out.
These are a red version with crimson leaves and red flowers. Prettier than the green ones.

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Re: Ricinus

Postby Eugene » Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:30 pm

lyle11 wrote:Prettier than the green ones.
We had the green ones in west central Iowa. Weeds big time when I was young. They would take over the area between the corn crib, barn, and back to the creek.
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Ricinus

Postby SONNY » Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:59 am

I have a few volunteers here that I leave each year. Everybody thinks its red mary jane. ---- they have to be controlled but are kinda neat.

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Re: Ricinus

Postby Pap » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:32 am

Here in Tennessee we call it Mole Beans.
People here say that it keeps the moles away.
I don't know if it works or not.
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Re: Ricinus

Postby SONNY » Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:18 pm

NOTHING will keep moles away!! lol! Ya, I have heard that too!

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Re: Ricinus

Postby Pap » Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:57 pm

Sonny I agree with you completely.
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Re: Ricinus

Postby CharlieK » Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:15 pm

my dog takes care of the moles on our farm
get er done; life is good

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Re: Ricinus

Postby Pap » Wed Aug 25, 2021 9:33 pm

But I don't have a dog and the cat is to lazy.
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Re: Ricinus

Postby Indy4570 » Sun Aug 29, 2021 7:41 am

my Grandmother always planted them for moles control
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better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it...( YES this includes CUBS! )


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