FALL SALE: Cassava cuttings for sale with FREE shipping!
The terrible dirty secret behind www.floridasurvivalgardening.com is that it's funded by a smattering of plant sales and a little bit of income from Amazon Associates. I don't like adding trashy ads to an informational site, so I stick to these two outlets to fund my research and writing. I pay for hosting, domain name registration and all that stuff with whatever comes in from you, O dear reader. Buy a cutting... support a garden writer. Buy a gardening book or a machete from an Amazon link on this site... and I happily keep on posting survival plant profiles and weird stuff about fungi. Capitalism!
Right now, it's getting closer to frosty weather up here in North Florida... and that means I need to start clearing out my nursery stock for the winter.
I have a large amount of healthy cassava that would LOVE to make its way into your gardens.
Cassava is a perfect survival plant as well as being great for edible landscaping. Since it's perennial you don't have to harvest it at a particular time. That means once you have an established patch you can basically pull roots s you need them over a couple of years, and replant as you go.
Once you have a few plants, you can also make as many more as you'd like by planting cuttings of the woody growth.
Since the frosts will soon take down the plants I have (they come back from the ground in spring), it's time to send them off to greener pastures.
If you live in a climate that frosts in winter (I wouldn't try this north of zone 8, though), you can simply plant cassava cuttings on their sides about 2-3" deep and they'll come up in the spring. It's also easy to plant cuttings in pots then protect them through the winter.
For more on this plant, check out this cartoon I created for an unreleased seed-saving book:
An order of 10 cuttings will get you started with a nice cassava patch. If you order 25 cuttings, you'll be in great shape for the apocalypse (and the price goes down to just $2.00 each).
Get in on the sale now - I'll only have these until frost comes!
SOLD OUT FOR 2014!