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Ahmet Korkmaz

Dear plantertomato ;

I want to publish an article ( a guest post ) on your webpage, about agriculture and gardening, which has link back to
If you accept I can donate 30$ for this also.

i wrote here cuz i cant find any contact info.
Thank you soooooooooo much : )))))))))))
ahmet korkmaz

Mark Delman

Hi Ahmet:

Thanks for the offer, but this is a relatively new blog and I'm not doing guest bloggers at this time. I will keep you in mind for the future. Thanks for checking out


I ate some unknown fiddle heads-looking ferns back in Sumatra a while back, and I'll never forget it- for about five hours, had an uncontrollable urge to void my bladder, even when there was nothing in it. Definitely cook all fern foods!

H. Mark Delman

Hi K:
That sounds pretty nasty, but I dont think you were eating fiddleheads (Ostrich Ferns). Here in the U.S. they grow in New England which is relatively cold. I dont know for sure, but I suspect they couldnt live in a place like Sumatra which is tropical. You probably ate some other specie of fern; heres an excerpt from the Kew Gardens (UK Royal Botanical Garden) which provides a clue --- Although the Ostrich Fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), which
provides the popular North American fiddleheads is the only edible
fern to be involved in international trade, young leaves of dozens of
species of ferns form a prominent part in the diet of many people in the
tropics - particularly South-east Asia including New Guinea. All are
harvested from the wild, and can be seen covering whole market stalls.
ecent research has shown that they are very nutritious. Bracken is eaten
in some countries, but has been shown to be carcinogenic. The link is:

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