Growing yacon may not be tops on your gardening priority list… but why not give it a try?
I was over at Mart’s place this weekend, checking out his cool wicking beds and seeing how his permaculture plans have progressed. While there, I saw a big, rough-looking plant and asked him what it was.
“Yacon,” he replied, “And it’s time to harvest.”
So harvest we did, and tasted it. Here’s the documentary evidence, thanks to Mart:
I got a bunch of chunks to plant in the food forest. Awesome plant.
Growing yacon is pretty easy but it requires consistent moisture – Mart’s wicking bed makes it work like a charm.