Re: [gardeners] Still no frost! (
Mon, 4 Nov 2002 00:28:12 -0500

Hi, Ron -- we have solamente uno -- only one Castor Bean plant at
the front door. Brought it back as a seedling from St.Louis, in June. 
Down there they grow to about 8 or 9 feet and are 6 feet around. Here
the poor thing reached 30 inches, and took up garden floor space of
8 inches. It is NOT winter hardy here.

Today I was told that down in Mexico, these plants grow everywhere, just
as I've een told they also grow in the Los Angeles area on the wild
Now I know that these seeds are very poisonous, and yet the guys said 
that at home they make oil out of the seeds, and use it as a skin lotion.

How can that be?

Penny, NY


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