Re: [pfaf] Re: Dioscorea batatas
- please does anyone out there know anything about the propagation if
centilla asiatica. i'm getting ready too return o my house in tropical
Bolivia and i want to grow it there it is also known as gotu kola.
>From: Michael Porter <michaels4gardens@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [pfaf] Re: Dioscorea batatas
>Date: Tue, 15 May 2007 18:14:46 -0700 (PDT)
>I think they are very good to eat --sounds like you may find a good growing
>place, good luck, --MichaelP
>wildwillowkins <wildwillowkins@...> wrote: If I may
>just add to this Dioscoria thread.
>I have had some tubers for several years now, growing on my south
>facing window sill here in Yorkshire. They have grown slowly and
>multiplied by producing pea sized babies.
>As over the years the tubers have grown bigger I have tried them
>outdoors and last year I had several do quite well, one developing
>to a size that would be worth harvesting. However I have put it in
>the cold frame which I am hoping will give a good result as it it
>brick lined and seems to get fairly warm. I used to have a perspex
>lid but it was too clumsy so now it is just a deep open brick lined
>bed. My garden is SSW facing on a slope with terraces built up
>mostly with dry limestone retaining walls.
>I have also put several in large terracotta coloured pots on the
>concrete platform above the cold frame and some more in a black pot
>in front of a south facing brick wall which really gets quite warm
>in the sun.
>We have had an unusually warm spring so far here in England and I
>have been astonished to find that I already have shoots showing in
>one of the terracotta coloured pots and the black one by the warm
>wall. I haven't kept any indoors this year as they seem to have
>done well outdoors and I want to see how far I can go with them.
>It has been slow progress with them for several years but I have
>always wondered if they would do better if the warmer trend in
>summers continued and it seems they have. I am trying to negotiate
>a patch in a nearby polytunnel where I would like to be able to set
>up a permanent patch where the mature tubers could be lifted while
>at the same time the babies were allowed to drop naturally to the
>ground and be tilled in. The tubers seem to like to migrate deeper
>as they get bigger and lifting them allows the smaller ones to fall
>into the broken earth.
>Up to now I have only really treated it as an exotic but if this
>warm trend continues I think it could really be of use.
>All the best,
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