From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.09.16 at 19:44:57(7508)|
You are welcome, Barbara!
Either way (growing OR eating) will be enjoyable for you---go buy a couple
more rhizomes and cook them, they sure are a bargain where and when you do
manage to find them!
Yes, we all do need a diversion from the past days of horror. I am so
looking forward to being in Miami next week end and loosing myself in Aroids
I think I'll try it anyway. A diversion from the horrors of the last few
days of wartime! I have dedicated myself to a TV- free day to "play" in
the greenhouse and to reflect on the good things we Americans have, have
had, and will continue to have despite what may come. Plants will save
my sanity as always!
Julius Boos wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Barbara M. Humphreys
> To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
> Sent: Friday, September 14, 2001 8:58 PM
> Subject: Malanga blanca
> Dear Barbara,
> This is Xanthosoma sagittifolia, it grows wild as an 'escapee' all over S.
> Florida. Plant the rhizome at an (45 deg. ? ) angle, the tip about an
> below the soil surface in a well drained pot, keep it moist, fert., and
> stand back! It can grow to over 6 ft. tall! Good luck! You could
> also just put some cooking oil on your hands, peel, and use in split-pea
> soup, as you would potatoes! ( :--)>
> >>Dear Aroiders,
> Awhile back, people were talking about vegetables found in Indian and
> Cuban markets that could be planted and made into beautiful plants.
> I found malanga blanca. Now,after looking at it carefully, I don't know
> exactly how to treat it for planting. Should it be covered,semi-covered,
> lenghthwise or horizontal? Now it is a long, thin 4" tuber. Before I
> kill it or rot it, please send advice.<<