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from the sea 10-07-2014 07:06 PM

looking for tropical veggies
looking for cuttings of katuk, cassava, or yacon and others i just cant remeber now

Kat2 10-07-2014 09:52 PM

Re: looking for tropical veggies
If you have an Asian market nearby you can root/plant/make your own slips using tubers as you would with sweet potatoes; I did that when I lived up north. Be careful down here because they can become invasive.

from the sea 10-08-2014 04:43 AM

Re: looking for tropical veggies
the closest Asian market is 2 hours away in homestead. Thanks for the tip though next time I'm on the mainland I'll check.

Kat2 10-08-2014 01:59 PM

Re: looking for tropical veggies
What about Farmers and flea markets? I did a quick search on the area Big Pine Key and there are some. My lemon grass came from a flea market in Jacksonville; rooting it was easy. Sadly I lost my sugarcane starts in my move but I rooted it from stalks found at a local produce market so it can be replaced.

from the sea 10-08-2014 06:48 PM

Re: looking for tropical veggies
the flea market on big pine doesn't have much in the way of plants, and the veggie stand just has your regular veggies (tomatoes, onions, peppers ect) when i go to homestead/redlands I get stuff there at the farmers markets like sugar cane and malanga

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