Growing Taro, also Dasheen, cocoyam

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02 Apr 19 Rijo Mathew Joy (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
were can i buy Taro seeds for planting
12 Apr 20 Prakash Chandra (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Taro has no seeds. It is propagated by removing the offshoots from the mother plant (corm) when they are roughly 15 cm high or buy a taro tuber (the one that is used for eating ) and cut the top section with about 2 cm of tuber intact. Leave oi for a bout two days and plant it about 6-7 cm deep in the soil. Water plenty Taro plants can be bought from plant suppliers or sometimes in markets Be careful whether you want for eating or as ornamental.
01 Oct 21 Abdul FIJI Dalo Expert (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Otara market or any Fiji Indian grocery shops around papatoetoe plus you can simply drive around South Auckland you ll see abundance of Daro plants ask the owner if he wants to sell any. Don't plant or buy the black stem variety itchy when you eat it...best are the green stem ones...planting wise make sure soft fertilized soil suitable for any root crop. No big deal in planting simply use a spear like wood or iron to create a hole drop the Dalo tube in ...sun and water will do the rest...eat the leaves by cooking with coconut cream. If you want Dalo root to develop don't eat the leaves.
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