Re: [gardeners] Getting ready already

Margaret Lauterbach (
Mon, 25 Nov 2002 07:19:26 -0700

At 09:12 PM 11/24/02 -0600, you wrote:
>I grew so-called Chinese Yams one year Tom and they made a root more
>like the African yam than a sweet potato. Problem with them was getting
>rid of them, a tiny root piece left in place would grow more and if they
>made leaves they left a "seed" at each leaf joint that would fall to the
>ground and take root. I would have to say they were easier to get rid of
>than Jerusalem artichokes, which I'm still trying to get rid of.
You have to sift the soil, George. Jerusalem artichokes have black roots, 
but wherever there's a pink spot on the roots, it's a bud that will 
grow.  Margaret L, feeling terrible about your Chinese Yams.