I accidentally killed my huge #elephant-ear #corms last year by letting them dry out in the basement. Bought some #taro at the asian grocery store and planted them this morning. Hope it works. 30 Apr 2022 #experiment #ediblelandscaping #taroelephantears
@Yaser it depends what your climate is. After the first frost I dig them up and let them dry out in the basement during the winter and then replant them in spring after danger of frost has passed. I'm in New Jersey (Zone 7a) and it freezes here during the winter.
After a couple rainy days and then some days of warmth and sun, the #elephantears (ears, not tears) are finally coming up. It's mid June, so I'm not expecting them to get as big as last year because I put them in the ground three weeks late. But we'll see what happens. I'm so glad I didn't ruin them. 14 June 2020 #elephantear #colocasia #colocasia-esculenta
First #elephantear popping up. I put these in the ground so late. I hope i didn't kill them. This is one of the little bulblets that I couldn't think of a place for, so I stuck them at the edge of the driveway. #growbabygrow #colocasia-esculenta #taro #elephant-ear 11 June 2020
Another monster #elephantear #bulb cluster now all cleaned off. Peeled away the remnants of the old leaves and ripped off the dry roots. All ready to be tucked back into the soil. 24 May 2020 #colocasia-esculenta
I hope I did this right. I dug up my #elephantear #bulb before the snow and it's in my garage now, drying out a bit before I haul it to the basement. This one bulb cluster is about a foot in diameter. 10 Nov 2019 #elephant-ear #overwinter