Mark is a stand-up guy and I was glad to be back on the show again. We talk expatriation, survival gardening and more:
I also am more political in this program than you’re likely used to from me. Listener beware. Mark talked politics and expatriation with me for the first half, and gardening for the second.
David you mentioned in your discussion with Prepper Recon about growing a root/tuber crop called “name” or “name”. I have looked all over trying to locate information on this but when I type in name and root together all I get is ads to sites such as Ancestory. Can you expound a little further on the name/type as I would like to give this a try if it will grow in zone 8b, the Alabama Gulf Coast. I am giving purple yam, winged yam, yacon, eddo, malanga , oca, meshua and Jerusalem artichoke a try now. Thanks man.
Yes indeed – “name” is the true yams, AKA Dioscorea species. If you search this site, you’ll get tons of info. It should grow in 8b, just barely. You’re already growing a couple types – purple yam and winged yam are true yams. The “name” type is most often Dioscorea cayenensis, which grows similarly.
Thanks for that quick reply David. Just as a side note even though I am South Alabamian through and through I had a stint in Florida myself. My mother grew up in Polk County and I lived just south of Kissimmee for about 10 years during my childhood. I still have relatives scattered from Haines City down to Tampa. Here just west of Mobile Bay I am basically just an extension of the Panhandle. It is nice to visit the central region of the Sunshine State but as you know well the sand gets into everything while you are there. Hey by the way I did get the “name”, Dioscorea cayenensis, out of you without much effort so I was wondering if it would just easy to get a good ol’ “Roll Tide” out of you as well.
Man….I gotta learn how to proofread before hitting the send button. My grammar is terrible. My sister with a masters in English would be fainting if she read my posts.