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Shiso Leaves in Boca - Seriously?

stephanieklein Aug 8, 2011 10:28 AM

I'm in need of Lemongrass and Shiso Leaves, but where in the Boca/Delray area can a girl find herself some Shiso leaf?

Totally appreciate suggestions. Oriental Market, closed Mondays, I'm guessing does not have them.

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  1. OysterHo RE: stephanieklein Aug 8, 2011 11:01 AM

    Another Asian market is on Hillsboro just east of Powerline. Same strip center as dunkin donuts...east of dd. Not Boca but close enough.

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      MichaelaLozza RE: stephanieklein Aug 10, 2011 07:43 AM

      Hi Stephanie,

      I'm a farmer from Long Island, NY. We actually grow Shiso Leaves!

      Feel free to shoot me an email and I can help direct you to the nearest source in your area!


      Have a great day!



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      1. re: MichaelaLozza
        taiga RE: MichaelaLozza Aug 10, 2011 05:59 PM

        I grow them at home in Miami. Here they like morning sun so they don't get to tough, and they prefer to remain moist. All you need are some seeds.

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          stephanieklein RE: taiga Aug 10, 2011 07:25 PM

          This is excellent. Thank you. Now along with orchids and basil, I can kill something else. Where can I find my bright young seedlings before taking them to my home for their eventual slaughter?

          Kind of a joke. But I do kill everything. I've always been envious of the people who are able to grow wide flat big leaves of sweet basil. Mine get bitter and small, despite never letting flowers grow on them. And then there's the whole to-do with must and bugs and rot. Not the kind of words I want sitting at my dinner table. Sigh. Why isn't there a gardening class?

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            taiga RE: stephanieklein Aug 11, 2011 04:08 AM

            Everything is a failure in this ephemeral life; If Michaela Lozza has any seed suggestions, plant them in a large pot along a wall which faces east and gets the morning sun. (sounds like Romeo and Juliet). If they die, try again. (Resurrection with different seeds.) If you need seeds, Kitazawa has a website and here is the link: http://www.kitazawaseed.com/seeds_per...

            Best of luck!

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