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#1 Muckyai

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:30 PM

Anyone ever grow yams? Not sweet potato but actual yam.

Had a purple one sitting in the kitchen for a while and it sprang a nice shoot... Going to plant this bad boy outside and see if I can get some baby yams going.. the sprout is a really lovely purple! b50a81968c4f960c04b7e62b5948eff2.jpg

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:45 PM

wow haha cool



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:48 PM

They make nice flowers :)



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:14 PM

Looks more like an antennae


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:20 PM

Looks more like an antennae


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Should I set it on my TV? Lol

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:04 PM

Looks more like an antennae


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:50 PM

Exactly how long was that thing sitting there??? :D



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 10:58 PM

Cool.
Is it Ipomoea batatas?
Yam and sweet potato are the same thing. Unless your talking another type of plant.

They come in many colors, red, purple, white, orange, yellow, and combinations. They can have bushing or vining growth habits, your appears to be vining. There are 2 leaf shapes, ovate-cordate or palmate types. Some varieties are considered ornamental because they do not produce large tubers or because they have variegated foliage or exceptionalor larger than normal flowers. They look like morning glories.
High heat and humidity are conducive to sprouting. The sprouts when broken off, will root in water, fairly easily.
If u plant that tuber half way in the soil sprout side up, it will root and produce many shoots that can be separated and rooted and used as starts for new plants.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:17 AM

My Sweet Potatoes are sprouting, gonna plant one and see how it goes.

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:57 AM

DF, if your planting for harvest then rooted sprouts will give better results.
If your planting for sprouts then be sure to only plant the distal half with the sprout above the soil.
There is also a water bath technique that will root the sprouts before removing from the tuber, but is more difficult to maintain. Lotsa water changes.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:36 AM

I dipped it in water and is resting n the window cill, once the roots grow a bit more I will then cut up the root to its individual sprouts, will wait till their a couple inches long. Clouded over with dark clouds today off on rain so no sun so will take a few days. Will keep an eye on it and keep it moist :)



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:14 AM

Cool.
Is it Ipomoea batatas?
Yam and sweet potato are the same thing. Unless your talking another type of plant.

They come in many colors, red, purple, white, orange, yellow, and combinations. They can have bushing or vining growth habits, your appears to be vining. There are 2 leaf shapes, ovate-cordate or palmate types. Some varieties are considered ornamental because they do not produce large tubers or because they have variegated foliage or exceptionalor larger than normal flowers. They look like morning glories.
High heat and humidity are conducive to sprouting. The sprouts when broken off, will root in water, fairly easily.
If u plant that tuber half way in the soil sprout side up, it will root and produce many shoots that can be separated and rooted and used as starts for new plants.

 

 

Definitely not the same...different botanical classifications completely, not even related.



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:29 AM

So are we talking about dioscorea then? Or another variety entirely? The moniker "yam" is used to vaguely describe a plethora of tuberous vegetables from ipomoea to oca, konjac, the dioscorea varieties, taro, and various others.
One of the most commonly found in the US is ipomoea.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:57 PM

Well what is in my kitchen is a yam... Or I guess a Dioscoreaceae if we are getting all fancified. Regardless of that though I love both kinds and enjoy reading posts about both.

This kinda yam we generally cook by smacking it into a paste using a cleaver and making a soup out of it.

Here's yam coming in for a close up. Had it sitting for about a month to get it to sprout

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:04 PM

My Sweet Potatoes are sprouting, gonna plant one and see how it goes.
 
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Give it lots of space, they can take over the garden bed with tasty goodness! Leaves and potato both!

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:15 PM

Super cool. Thanx for the close up. Can really see the difference.
The preparation is interesting. I love learning about new types of plants. Especially if they are edible or have medicinal qualities.
Thanx for sharing.
Are you going to plant the whole tuber?
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 06:50 PM

Gonna chop off the end part that is growing and plant it in the garden.. and will prepare something similar to this soup with the rest of it!
http://vinawang.com/...0-servings.html

It tastes really rich but is really simple.

Edited to fix the link :)

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:15 PM

Couldn't get the link to work.
But I think this it.
http://vinawang.com/...0-servings.html
Looks delicious. And so cool that it's purple.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:45 PM

Here is kinda neat little clip about yams and sweet potatoes.
https://www.foodnetw...yam-facts-98911
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 07:57 PM

Think I found out. It's dioscorea alata.

https://en.m.wikiped...Dioscorea_alata
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