Taro

Growing Guide

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Where to plant

Part shade, avoid direct sunlight. Frost-free. Rich, holding soil with plenty of organic matter.

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Sow depth

5cm

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Space between seeds / seedlings

40-60cm

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Row space

100cm

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Size of pot needed (width / depth)

100-200cm2

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Seedling Sow Depth

15cm

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Germination (days)

7-14

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Maturity (days)

196

How to Grow

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From seed

Choose part shade spot with well-drained soil.

Enrich the soil with fertilizer.

Plant the root piece out in 80cm intervals, 5cm deep.

Cover lightly with seed raising mix, water in well.

In a pot

Choose a pot at least 50cm wide and deep position in bright or part shade spot.

Plant the root, 1 piece per pot, 5cm deep, cover lightly with seed raising mix, and water well.

Water regularly, feed weekly, follow harvest instruction.

Ready to harvest

Harvest by digging the roots out in autumn.

Collect seed

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 for about 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.

When to Grow

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Zone 1 - Cool

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Zone 2 - Temperate

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Zone 3 - Subtropical

April , May , June

Companion Planting

Tips for Care

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Make sure to cook taro well before eating to avoid stomach aches
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Handle taro with gloves as the sap can irritate skin
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A bog garden is great for taro.
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Taro does not store well, leave the roots in the soil until needed.

Pests & Problems


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