Buy Chinese Water Chestnut Plants

Chinese water chestnuts are remarkably easy to grow and bear abundantly. They'll grow in ponds, kiddie pools, old bathtubs and in swampy areas.

The taste of homegrown FRESH Chinese Water chestnuts is light years beyond the crunchy flavorless disks you'll find in Chinese takeout.
If you're interested in buying Chinese water chestnuts, I now have a limited quantity of plants for sale in my nursery. I had to turn a lot of people away earlier this year but my stock has improved since them.

You can grow Chinese water chestnuts at home, thanks to this limited time offer!

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Operators are standing by!

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Seriously, they'll likely sell out fast (just like my cassava did this spring, dang it!). I need to keep some for my own table so I can't let too many go at this point.

Send $20.00 via the button below and I will send you five live Chinese water chestnut plants via Priority mail, shipping included.



Buy water chestnuts today!

NOTE: Because Chinese water chestnuts are a tall reedy sedge, I have to curl the leaves around inside a bag in order to ship them. This means they won't look all that pretty when they arrive, however they bounce back rapidly. Be patient and give them a week or two to recover from their long, dark voyage through the United States Postal Service.

20 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm expecting the water chestnuts to arrive soon and have prepared a pool with rich soil and water for them. Considering the winters here in PA should I leave them outside for the winter or bring them into the house?
    Thank you, Sandi B,

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    1. Hi Sandi! I'd bring them in, unless you can protect your pond area. You might leave a few as a test, but Pennsylvania is really cold!

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  2. If you bring them in will they stay dormant till spring or will they try to grow through the winter in doors?

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    1. Good question. I've seen some stay dormant for quite a while... and others decide spontaneously to grow. If you're worried about winter you can always catch me in the spring.

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  3. Hi, what exactly is 'muck'? Muddy?..dirt w/lots of water??? thanks, Judi

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    1. If it's consistently wet - not just moist, but wet - they grow like crazy. I've grown them covered by up to a foot of water as well. Think edge of pond conditions (from in the shallow water up onto the wet banks) and you'll have it right.

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  4. I'm starting an aquaponic grow system in a greenhouse in northern Montana. Will these grow in one of the media beds with a constant water supply rinsing over them? They will be in a gravel / hydroton mix.

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    1. I haven't grown them in a moving water; however, I do know that they will live in aquaponics systems. If you try it and they thrive, let me know and I'll post about it!

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  5. I live in the most northern rain forest in the world -- Girdwood, Alaska. My property borders wetland, so I have plenty of mucky soil to grow these chestnuts in a kiddie pool. And I imagine our long summer days would make them grow like crazy. But obviously, they wouldn't survive the winter. Can I buy these chestnuts from you next spring?

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    1. Yes, certainly. I'd love to attempt gardening in your region - what a challenge.

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  6. Great! I'll check back in mid-May. Our rule of thumb is not to plant seedlings outside before Memorial Day weekend, but maybe the corms could go into the mucky soil in the pool earlier than that. We also have a horrible problem with slugs. If I can keep a couple of inches of water on top of the soil, maybe the slugs will climb the kiddie pool hoping to eat the tender leaves of the chestnuts and drown themselves.

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  7. About how long will it take to receive these in NC?

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    1. Usually two days. I try to ship on Mondays and Tuesdays to ensure that packages aren't sitting in a post office over the weekend.

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    2. Thanks I will be ready for them and thank you for the great price. These are going for five bucks plus shipping on eBay. Yours are a bargain.

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  8. Got my plants today. The shipping was fast and the plants arrived in good condition. What I would have liked was some instructions for growing. I know they need a mucky medium, but should I put them in full sun, part sun, shade, or does it matter? Here in Southern California, can I just plant them now, or do they need to be protected and planted in the spring?
    Thanks.

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    1. Thanks. And good thought - I should create an FAQ.

      They'll freeze in a USDA zone 8 winter, though I imagine you don't get that cold.

      Full sun is best. You can grow them in muck to almost 1' of water, though less is better. Think "edge of pond." Plant them carefully in any kind of container that holds water and has a little space, from a half-barrel to a bathtub, then watch them fly.

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  9. We bought some of your water chestnuts and planted them in two plastic cement mixing tubs...the tops just layed over and have stayed that way, no attempt to grow up or straighten out? the tops are getting crisp, nothing has stood up. How do we overwinter, do we save the whole plant? or just the corm? did I read where you cut the tops off when you harvest? I wish you could include a little bit of instructions with the plants...we really haven't a clue what we are doing......except when it comes to eating water chestnuts.....

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    1. Heh - eating is the fun part. Strange that they haven't popped any green through. Usually they'll die back after transplanting, then come back.

      At this time of year I have corms I can mail you and those are sure to take. If your plants are totally dead, e-mail me your address and I'll send some out your way. At this time of year they're heading into dormancy anyhow.

      In the fall the tops die down for the most part and put all their strength into the developing roots. You can leave some in your planting area to come back in the winter, or pull the roots and plant them in water elsewhere (someplace warm if you're in a freezing area).

      Thank you for the order - again, let me know if there's no life there. If so, I'll totally hook you up with good roots. I want people to succeed!

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    2. We just checked, some green coming back, so will wait awhile and see what happens, thank you for your reply. Another question, do we take out and rinse and store somewhere for winter? We do get freezes and snow here in AZ. We have them in good "muck" in cement mixing tubs. Thanks! hi ho sliver

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