This year I’m going to grow something new – as I like to do every year. If it doesn’t work, I won’t do it again but for this project I have got high hopes.

Yacon is supposed to be both exotic and easy and undemanding to grow. According to the information from the nursery the tubers are sweet and crunchy and can be eaten raw, like an apple or in salads, or stir fried.

Well, I just had to order some and yesterday I received my three small tips which I planted in some slightly moist compost, in three separate pots and will keep them in Frank’s studio. The nursery suggested a frost-free room rather than an unheated greenhouse. They shouldn’t put on too much growth because I have to wait with planting them out in spring, once there’s no risk of frost.

I’m looking forward to it, I hope it won’t let me down.

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