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6 hours ago, Farma said:

I was driving south from Kanthararom on 2125 a week or so back and saw a field of potatoes growing. They looked like healthy plants from a distance. It's the first time I've seen them grown in that area.

Sure they weren't sweet potatoes? They do grow well, and are frequently grown, around here (only 40km south of Kanthararom down 2360/2125 then a bit of 221). 

 

Perhaps my belief that the two types look similar above ground is misplaced - as a non-farmer perhaps I shouldn't be questioning the judgement of someone whose TV monicker is "Farma". Feel free to be rude!

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11 hours ago, Rc2702 said:

What about beans as in baked beans. I can't believe the price of a tin of beans here. Mushrooms are a joke too. Those Thai mushrooms just don't cut it.

Yes, those B32 beans, absolutely extortionate, the large tins at B43 are even more of a rip-off!

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4 hours ago, mirage said:

I find Brook baked beans good. As for mushrooms they sell great Portobello mushrooms at Macro. Have them for breakfast every morning.

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That's the aus beans u thibk. Too hard I thought. To be honest I thought they were awful.

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Import/transport costs of a low volume sale item?

Thais don't eat baked beans as a generality. I'm just glad they are sold more generally than the usual falang-food suspects of Tops/Foodland, though my local Tesco seems to have stopped selling Brooks (but they are cheaper x3 tins at Makro anyway).

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I find Brook baked beans good. As for mushrooms they sell great Portobello mushrooms at Macro. Have them for breakfast every morning.

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Defo Brook

 

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3 hours ago, SantiSuk said:

Sure they weren't sweet potatoes? They do grow well, and are frequently grown, around here (only 40km south of Kanthararom down 2360/2125 then a bit of 221). 

 

Perhaps my belief that the two types look similar above ground is misplaced - as a non-farmer perhaps I shouldn't be questioning the judgement of someone whose TV monicker is "Farma". Feel free to be rude!

They were more a bush than a vine and looked the same as we grew on the farm as a kid. The people I was with pointed them out to me and said "mun farang" so to me that's a potato rather than yam. 

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A friend in Khon Kaen city had a lovely potato plant growing in a pot - grown from a sprouting Tescos spud I gave him - and was taking super-good care of it so he could enjoy the results of his hard work.

 

He weeded it, kept it in the shade, watered it every day - treated it like a kid. One day, I suppose he must have watered it a bit later in the day. The hose pipe had been laying in the sun and the water inside must have got hot. I think he boiled his spuds before digging them up. Of course, the plant died and his wife won't let him grow any more.

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