Wanted; Yacon tubers in WA

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  1. bill

    bill Junior Member

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    Hi guys. My Yacons have emerged. Looks like about 6 plants at the moment.
     
  2. frosty

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    thanks for the offer of jicama but no thanks ........ I hear the plants are poisonous and with goats it isnt worth the risk

    Lucky you having a place at Point Henry ....... we looked there in 2003 just werent sure about the cold .........

    still wonder if we made the right decision .......

    but now we have goats its too late anyway with the no animals thing

    frosty

    BTW our yacons are up too ! but not the jerusalem artichokes
     
  3. Bigfred

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    Hi Frosty, and Bill,

    well it looks asa if the yacon have started well, I have never had anything to do with them before so I have no idea how to tell when they are ready to dig. Any clues?

    Frosty, the jicama seed pods and seeds aparently contain the insecticide that is used in Derris dust, I reckon your goats would either ignore them or wouldn't be affected by them. Goats eat lots of things that are poisonous to other animals (apricot kernals eg.) and it doesn't affect them at all and also they seem to know what they can and can't eat.

    Cheers
     
  4. bill

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    I thought dig them when the plant starts to die off. Probably should clip the flowers off but I have heard they are quite nice... so I am going to leave them.

    The jicama sounds like it would be a good pest repellant in the garden.
     
  5. Bigfred

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    G'day Bill,

    well the white butterflies didn't bother them (jicama) at least. I left them in the ground too long though and the normal earthworms got into them (and loved them)

    cheers
     

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