HAR­VEST YAMS (OR BUY TU­BERS FOR PLANT­ING)

Matamata Chronicle - - Gardening -

Yams (Ox­alis tuberosa) are my kind of veg­etable. You dig a small hole, put one in, wait six months and dig up its off­spring. It’s as easy as that.

What can pos­si­bly go wrong? Well, the ‘‘ox­alis’’ in the botan­i­cal name might give you a clue. Yams, or oca as they are known in most other parts of the world (where what we know as or­ange ku­mara are in­stead

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