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Old 06-04-2004, 09:10 PM
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il 03 Apr 2004 08:20:15 +1200, "Loki" ha scritto:
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Then you have to heap it I think but look under 'kumera growing' and
see what you find in Google.


uh, make that kumara ...

http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=cac...hl=en&ie=UTF-8

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il Fri, 02 Apr 2004 01:07:13 GMT, John Savage ha scritto:
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I once planted a sweet potato that had some healthy-looking shoots on it.
I just planted the whole thing as is. It grew vigorously, spreading to
occupy a large area with lush green foliage. In late summer I decided I'd
dig just a corner of it to see how big the potatoes underneath were. So
I started to dig, and dug and dug, until I eventually had the whole plant
up. All I harvested was the same old potato I'd planted! There wasn't a
single new one to be found. So sweet potatoes certainly have different
requirements from the South American spud.


I don't know what sort of sweet potato you're referring to. But here
in New Zealand the kumera (purple skinned ) is planted in a J shape.
That is, you bend the roots when you plant them. We can buy the
seedlings which just seem to have a little purple root with hairs off
it and a few leaves. They like to have a hard pan underneath some
nice soil is what I've read. So some people put a sheet of iron
underneath the soil to encourage the roots and tubers to stay high.
Then you have to heap it I think but look under 'kumera growing' and
see what you find in Google.

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il 03 Apr 2004 08:20:15 +1200, "Loki" ha scritto:
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Then you have to heap it I think but look under 'kumera growing' and
see what you find in Google.


uh, make that kumara ...

http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=cac...hl=en&ie=UTF-8

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Cheers,
Loki [ Brevity is the soul of wit. W.Shakespeare ]



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