Not all of the pieces emerged. I knew some of the yams were old, so I’m guessing that was the issue. The tissue inside some of them was a bit mottled, which makes me think that’s why they rotted rather than jumped to life. Yam propagation works better when you use fresh yams.
Lots have come up, however – check it out:
Those vines are really hopping. I need to get transplanting ASAP!
True yams are an excellent survival crop for Florida and other subtropical areas – I can’t recommend them enough.
Speaking of yams, here’s a rare purple ube yam that’s popping back up after its long winter sleep: