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Offline Stonehenge

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Khat garden
« on: December 28, 2011, 02:04:33 PM »
The larger ones in back are about 4" tall. I see at least 2 phenotypes.



Here is a pic of my 2 biggest kats. What looks like a third plant between the 2 is a branch from the left one that grew out and up.

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Offline Avery L. Breath

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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 02:52:02 PM »
Nice Garden Stoney! 

Was reading on wiki the other day about cathinone's in Khat and how they are structually symiliar to mephedrone, which I guess was sweeping the EU by storm for some time before being scheduled.  Relatively hard plant to grow I understand.

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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 02:01:20 PM »
They are actually easy to grow, imo. The problem most people have is using old seed which seldom sprouts. I was lucky enough to get a source for fresh seed and i just got in another shipment if anyone is interested. Here are some seedlings i grew from earlier batches of seed. They like sun and grow fine in a window or outdoors. Notice some are very red and look dark while one is pure green and a couple have green leaves and red stems. I forgot to include my largest green one which is about 8"

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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 04:28:42 AM »
hi...
the khat garden grows rapidly and they need less water in order to grow them but difficult to manage due to large space they have. this can be grow in the small space and need no extra care.


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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 01:48:52 PM »
The new ones are outside and have grown larger. They are in 1 gallon pots right now.
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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 11:56:02 PM »
in our climate, khat (ghat) grows strong and fast outside. We only have to deal with those who would come to take clippings.

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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2013, 03:13:17 PM »
Judih, here nobody knows anything except pot of course. The leaf is so famous even old folks know what it is. Khat, coca plants, cacti, iboga, they might as well have come from home depot because no one knows what it is. I suppose in areas with a muslim population they will spot khat.
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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 11:38:27 AM »
yes. Muslim, Bedouin, North African - Morrocan, Yeomen, Iraqi, Persian, etc....! We've got a slew of requesters..

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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 08:21:40 PM »
Do you think barbed wire would slow them down any?
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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2013, 11:26:58 PM »
ah, nothing like the presence of barbed wire to give that 'no thanks' effect.


Our garden is the size of a postage stamp - we have this ghat that just won't stop, and a few planted seedlings that take off in pots. We've got a mini lemon tree and some aloe, tiny loquat trees, a rose bush, some lilies, a little sage and a few potted ficus.


along with the neighbours' cats and dogs, we're pretty crowded.


(not much cause for barbed wire - if someone wants some ghat and asks permission, it's fine with us)




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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2015, 01:59:34 AM »
I know this is an old post... But I gotta say, beautiful pics, Stoney! And where do you live Judih? I know my khat died a horrible death one Autumn evening... Here in Missouri...

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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2015, 03:40:58 PM »
Judih is overseas so it might be a little tricky. I have cuttings I can take and one rooted plant.
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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2015, 10:14:04 PM »
hi.
Yes, I'm on a kibbutz in Israel, in the western negev.
We've moved and have a smaller house but a larger yard. New khat/ghat is already showing tree qualities.




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Re: Khat garden
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2015, 12:57:22 PM »
Mine is already taller than my head and i've topped it several times already. I have 2 trees now.
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