[Market-farming] Pie Pumpkins and "yams"

Owsley lucy boulderbelt at embarqmail.com
Sat Nov 7 04:32:17 EST 2009

I would think they would not work well unless you can control the  
light so you get 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night as that is  
something tropical crops require. I have tried my hand at a couple of  
true tropicals and have had varying luck-Ginger can take long days  
but melacoton (it would have born red cucumber like fruits had it  
worked) must have 12 hour days (and temps never going below 65)

In MN If you can find true yams and even if you can address the light  
issue do not expect the tubers to get big like they do in the tropics.

On Nov 6, 2009, at 9:01 AM, Bill Shoemaker wrote:

> Good question. I would be interested as well.
> Bill
> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 07:01:30 -0600
>> From: "Maurice E. Smith" <maurice at chibardun.net>
>> Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Pie Pumpkins and "yams"
>> To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
>>   I was wondering if it would be possible to get some
>>   the smaller tubers, plants or seeds to try growing
>>   some next year in a hoop house.

Lucy Goodman
Boulder Belt Eco-Farm
Eaton, OH

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