Growing Yam/Oka, also Oca

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05 Sep 09 Robyn G (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I got some NZ yams sent from The Lsot Seed in Tas.100gm for $4.50 plus postage.(about 4-6 tubes depend on the size,but I cut the larger ones in half to give me extra)They are growing beautifully,should be ready at Xmas.Will leave the small ones in for next years harvest.All my Kiwi mates can't wait for me to harvest them. I have got them in a container so they won't spread throughout the rest of my garden.Sunny position,watered weekly,grass clippings thrown on now & then.I hope this helps anyone.Also harvest when the clover like staks die off.(like you do for spuds.)
26 Oct 15 sue mangan (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hello - I just read your post about planting NZ yams - it was dated September and you thought they would be ready by Christmas - Could you tell me when you planted them. I've got some and was wondering when the best time would be to plant them Thanks
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