Re: [gardeners] Fw: Propogating Tree Collards

Michael & Bambi Cantrell (
Thu, 22 Jan 1998 16:39:16 -0500

>Sorry to hear about your grannie, they are often the best part of being a
Thanks George.  She was indeed a wonderful part of my childhood.  We lived
in a separate house, but on the same farm with them as I was growing up.
Her answer to all of our problems was to feed us.  She was a wonderful cook,
and we grew most of our own food.  She first taught me about taking cuttings
plants and getting plants from the cuttings.

>Your bubble is busted, being a Texian I'm actually a westerner, not a
>southerner. Only reason we seceded from the Union was to get a chance to
>shoot some Yankees. No one in my family liked collards so I never got used
>to them. Mom and Dad liked mustard greens but I wouldn't eat them for years
>and have just started eating them mixed with other greens. Might plant some
>collards just to see if my tastes have changed in 40 some years. Did start
>eating grits again this year after I swore I never would.
We like collards, mustard, turnip greens, etc.  We also eat grits.  My
husband will
even eat hominy!!  Yuck!  Try the collards, and do as Liz suggested and try
very young, and see if that makes a difference.  You don't like collards.  I
guess that
truly strikes you out as a Southrener.  Some things never lie...   :-)