Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Taro Farm Update

That plastic kiddy toy box I turned into a Water Wise Container Garden but with the drainage holes a few inches higher than normal is now buried and filled with log sections and garden soil. Next I will cover those portions still visible with tree mulch then wooden planks to protect the plastic from UV for years of functional service. I gave it a very deep soak and will soon plant two taro tubers from south Tampa's wonderful DoBond Market, an Asian foods delight in a tiny building. The pics of taro leaves are from years ago when my yard was SO wet after so many hurricanes that I could grow taro, a swamp plant, in the ground!


  1. I use leaves cooked and drained 2-3 times to make Thai taro leaf soup, and the tubers are much like potatoes.