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hayleyaj

Always loved to potter in the garden but only really in the last couple of years, have I embraced it by redesigning our space and growing from seed

Colocasia esculenta syn. Colocasia antiquorum

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2021
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hayleyaj

And this is the bulb from the other one, that grew huge! Now cut back and drying out to store

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sieveheadsarah

Wow, that’s impressive.

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hayleyaj

It’s rather large now Sarah! It was the size a medium spud 🥔 when I planted it! @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

I really must give them a try next year Hayley, I’m thinking I’ll find Taro (it’s other name) in a supermarket 🤔🤔

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sushiwaitress

@sieveheadsarah you sure will! They're easy to find in Asian grocery stores.

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juliesgarden

Blimey that’s huge !!

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sieveheadsarah

Oh yes Ruth, that’s a good idea 👍🏼 @sushiwaitress

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hayleyaj

So…this one refuses to grow apart from one small green shoot all summer. But now it’s Autumn and in the greenhouse, of course it’s growing! 😂😂

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juliesgarden

I seem to kill these for some reason 🤔

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hayleyaj

They like to sit in a tray of water during the growing season, very thirsty plants @juliesgarden

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juliesgarden

Thanks hun , ill give them another go next year 👍🏻😘

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italydiva

I do like these! Would they overwinter in a coldframe okay Hayley?

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hayleyaj

The best thing is to dry out the bulb, store and start again in Spring, as they need warmth. I have done that with my others, this one has only just started to grow after being in the greenhouse all summer 😁 @italydiva

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italydiva

Thanks so much Hayley 😀

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hayleyaj

And bigger and bigger the leaves get! Pic on right taken beginning of the week, on the left taken just 😀🤩

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