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.
For more on cassava, check out their survival plant profile.