Monday, February 11, 2013

Rycamor shares some cassava success

Since we're not in the tropics, keeping cassava cuttings alive through the winter so you can plant them again the next year isn't always easy.

Last week, my friend rycamor sent me an e-mail about his successful method:

"It looks like my black bag methodology is sound. Had this loosely-knotted bag in the garage since first freeze, and look at it now. All damp and rooty. Planting them today."


Nice work. My bet is the trash bag kept the canes from drying out... they certainly look lively, don't they? We're in uncharted territory as American cassava growers - it's not like you'll find growing info in the Burpee catalog. Experiments like these are vital.

(On a related note: I've got a post on cassava going up at the Mother Earth News blog later today. When that's there, I'll share a link.)

1 Comments:

At February 14, 2013 at 11:37 PM , Blogger rycamor said...

I finally finished planting the rest of these today. The recent rain should help alot, as long as they don't freeze over the next few days.

I think I now have about 50-60 budding cassava trees growing. And all from a few sticks you gave me.

 

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