Daron Williams wrote:
The first is Creeping Bellflowers (Campanula rapunculoides) .... their leaves and flowers can be harvested. Plus, those large roots are supposed to be great for eating.
Thomas Black wrote:Be careful with Chinese yam. I planted a few a coupla years ago and just let em grow. I forgot to pick the bulbils from the vines so they rooted where they dropped. Now they are everywhere and I can’t get rid of them. They are delicious though. I dug up one of the roots and it was about 1.5” around and 18” long! The bulbils are awesome I soups and stews. Ube is a great yam if you can get one. I love the purple tinge on the vine and it is by far my most vigorously growing yam.
alex Keenan wrote:I have heavy clay soil in southwestern ohio.
I have day-lily, hosta, sunchokes (which have a grub issue)
what suggestions can you offer?
Tina Nixon wrote:I’m growing yacon - it’s been multiplying nicely for the last 5-6 years; crosnes for the last 3 or so, skirret, and runner beans & dahlias. This year, I added winged beans, which also have edible tubers. We have tons of day lilies around, but I hesitate to eat it in case I am prone to its surprisingly laxative effects. I’ve been a big fan of yacon - the yields are huge, they store through the winter easily as dormant tubers much like dahlias do,and everyone in the family likes the taste.
Anne Pratt wrote:Hello Rune, and welcome!
Tell me about growing Crambe. I have three infinitesimal seedlings, grown from seed this spring, and adding no more than a millimeter/week. I understand they can be reproduced easily by root cuttings! The growing-from-seed route is a test in patience. I only hope they get big enough to survive my USDA Zone 5 winter. I might have to dig them up and put them on the porch or in the basement for the winter.
I didn't know you could eat the roots, just the asparagus-like sprouts and the leaves. I do want to get this plant going!
Any words of wisdom you can add would be welcome.