Taro from tubers.

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Taro from tubers.

Post by Las Palmas Norte » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:00 pm

Anyone ever try Taro from store bought tubers? These all have a healthy "eye" which would give the indication they'd grow, but I wonder if that's enough? If they don't I've only waisted a half dollar :lol: .

Cheers, Barrie.
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Re: Taro from tubers.

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:10 pm

Nope they will grow fine....alot of people buy\grow them here...

there is lots of different ways posted on here.....I will look for some links butsomeone may post how they do it......but just a little warmth
AKA - Martin

Wish list - Big Palms or Dicksonia antarctica's but open to anything really.....Cash Waiting !

tropical Tom

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Post by tropical Tom » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:13 pm

Yep, did a load last year, avoid them rotting and they'll do fine, maybe a little on the small side tho' icon_thumleft

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Post by Yorkshire Kris » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:59 pm

They will grow well. I am just putting a video together about how to do it. Will post soon.

flounder

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Post by flounder » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:38 pm

Local asian supermarket sells taro as eddoes(and other wierd and wonderful things) they grow just fine
Another cheap way for the jungly look.............I like cheap icon_thumright

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Re: Taro from tubers.

Post by Las Palmas Norte » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:36 am

Yorkshire Kris wrote:They will grow well. I am just putting a video together about how to do it. Will post soon.
That would be cool brother. I have seen a couple of your vids before and thought about doing something similar for folks on our PNW Cloudforest cafe forum.

Cheers, Barrie.

mixiepalms

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Post by mixiepalms » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:14 am

Barrie, I grow them every year, i can get about 10 for a pound from our local asian store., always look for the ones with green eyes, dont over water, they rot, i chit mine, like you do with potatoes.

cheap gardening !!!!!! they like bottom heat !!!!

Mixie

ps they over winter well indoors, ive got two.

Deedee

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Post by Deedee » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:19 pm

I started 5 off last year in january on a windowsill where the combiboiler is, They took ages to sprout but sprout they did.
I put them outside during the day in about may, then back in the ghouse at night..

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They all survived, which is amazing i think considering where i live :mrgreen:


They never did get very big, we had another poor summer but it hasn't put me off trying again :mrgreen:

Kristen

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Post by Kristen » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:50 pm

How do I find a local Asian supermarket? I tried Google using "Asian Supermarket near MyTown" and its top link was to "Chinese Supermarkets" on city-listings.co.uk - which looked REALLY promising ... clicked the link ... and city-listings.co.uk shows a nice little map with my closest store ... which is 88.3 miles away :(

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Re: Taro from tubers.

Post by The Codfather » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:54 pm

ask in the corner shops or curry take aways....they will know. Somtimes, tesco sell them....
AKA - Martin

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fieldfest

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Post by fieldfest » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:56 pm

i got mine from here last year-mail order supermarket
18" leaf was my biggest
http://www.theasiancookshop.co.uk/fresh ... 3792-p.asp

Kristen

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Post by Kristen » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:06 pm

Oh for goodness sake - a MAIL ORDER Asian Supermarket? That is just SOoooo obvious ... I shall hide my head in shame like Uggie :)

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Re: Taro from tubers.

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:12 pm

Video uploading as we speak.

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