Growing Yacon, also Sunroot

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08 Mar 20 MissChievousRN (USA - Zone 5a climate)
Can yacon be grown as a container plant indoors in colder climates? How big of a container?
26 Mar 20 Tim (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I would grow it in a "wicking barrel". Use a plastic 55 gallon drum and cut it in half, now you've got two. See how to make one on YouTube. Yacon needs pretty good light so put the barrel close to a large window or enclosed porch.
26 Mar 20 Tim (USA - Zone 8b climate)
I wish I could find some yacon to grow! Would you tell me where you found yours. I've been wanting to grow ya on for years out here on the farm but haven't found the tubers.
02 Nov 20 Annette Peck (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Hi Tim! Where about do you live? I grow a large crop every year in the springtime. Please contact me if you’re interested in obtain some from me. Annette
29 Nov 22 Tim (USA - Zone 8b climate)
Hi Annette, Ate you still growing the Yacon? I live in the north Florida area, Glen St Mary in Baker county. Are you anywhere near me that I could see how you're growing the Yacon, or that I might have a sprout or two? I may have something to trade if you like. Tim
21 Aug 20 Georgial8dy (USA - Zone 7b climate)
I just ordered some from
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