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Nov 30th, '06, 11:17
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Grow your own camellia sinensis plant?

by Jodoteapn » Nov 30th, '06, 11:17

I thought it would be a fun project to grow my own tea plant(s). Before going bonkers on Google, I thought I'd see if anyone has tried this or knows of any good resources.


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by studio271 » Nov 30th, '06, 12:40

I attempted it once, but I must have bought crappy seeds, cause they never germinated (they have a long shelf life, but this may have just been too long). I bought mine from

I've heard many reports of people growing their own in the States, most notably "bearsbearsbears", who posts here occasionally.

For the most part, it seems the best way to get seeds is from someone who has a seeding plant, being sure to plant them as soon as possible. I don't trust online seed companies with it anymore, but I've seen a few nurseries online that are willing to ship baby Camellia Sinensis plants.

Also, it seems the most knowledgeable articles to check are the few graduate-study agricultural papers that you can search for online, although many of them actually seemed quite too detailed, from what I remember. :-P

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Dec 1st, '06, 10:29
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by Jodoteapn » Dec 1st, '06, 10:29

Thanks for the info! After reading your reply and a few other articles I think getting a baby plant is the way to go, especially in my part of the country (WI).

I found an extremely lengthy Google Answer here I don't think it's a graduate paper though :D

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