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Is it possible to grow taro in zone 8?

Cocoyam    South Carolina

Out of curiosity, I have tried them and like them and noticed the page and it got me thinking... I'd quite like to try something different, would it be possible do you think?


Posted by: Simon (2 points) Simon
Posted: March 26, 2013




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Yes, you could do it. I've been pushing tropical species in my zone 9a/8b garden and growing them successfully. You just need to seek out microclimates and avoid putting them in open areas where the cold of space is going to nail them. If you have a south wall, put them in buckets right up against it. I grow a key lime tree that way, even though they would die a few feet out from the wall. Think about thermal mass. Water holds a lot of saved heat energy, as do buildings. Experiment! Plant them in a half-dozen places! Mulch, put rocks around them, etc.

Here's a little encouragement along those lines:

http://www.floridasurvivalgardening.c...


Posted by: David Goodman (67 points) David Goodman
Posted: March 26, 2013


David Hughes commented,
that experimenting approach is such a good idea
over 6 years ago.

Simon commented,
Awesome!! Love the blog David, excellent work. Thanks for the advice and encouragement, good to see someone being adventurous.
over 6 years ago.

David Goodman commented,
Thank you. It's a lot more fun than simply assuming it's impossible to grow what you like. Where there's a will.. there's often a way. And it's a wonderful challenge.
over 6 years ago.

David Hughes commented,
David, see comment elsewhere advocating this really important experimental approach. Thanks
https://www.plantvillage.com/posts/255

over 6 years ago.



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