Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sugar cane harvesting


Year one and the cane harvest is already quite good!


I estimate we'll get about 70-80lbs of cane total this year. Not bad for a 10 x 10 bed, I reckon.


I don't know why more people aren't planting cane in their yards. It's great for children, is an attractive perennial, requires hardly any work... and the molasses is fantastic.

Tomorrow I'll post on how we make that. Stay tuned.

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3 Comments:

At November 14, 2013 at 11:49 AM , Blogger Grower Jim said...

Looks good! Do you happen to know what variety that is?

 
At November 14, 2013 at 11:51 AM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

No, unfortunately. I have two types, both acquired from local farm stands. One is green, the other red. I'm 99% sure they're crystal cane varieties, since they have really tough fibers inside. I'd love to find some chewing cane... any suggestions?

 
At April 10, 2015 at 11:25 AM , Blogger Billy Bong said...

D t G, How does one know WHEN the cane is ripe to harvest? Thank you from Lauderdale Ilse , Riverland Rd

 

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