Re: [gardeners] Getting ready already

George Shirley (
Mon, 25 Nov 2002 13:04:19 -0600

Don't feel terrible about them Margaret, I have to learn things on my
own if I want to ever grow up. <VBG>


Margaret Lauterbach wrote:
> 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.
> >
> >George
> 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.