i've yacon spread all over my place. It's a great plant-and-forget winter vege/fruit :confused: - well, anyway, fresh produce to add to my juicing, can be grated or diced into salad, or chucked into the oven with your meat and 4 veges. It caramelises beautifully when baked.
Yacon is a member of the sunflower family, and it's the storage tuber that is eaten. It's sweeterner is Oligosaccharides (sp?), a compound the human gut cannot digest, resulting in all that sweetness going out the other end, not locating itself on ones hips . it also has enzimes that are very beneficial for the human gut.
If you're interested, google Yacon. And if you want some, let me know - i'm starting to dig now, and i've got HEAPS. I use it to break in grass or lawn for garden beds - Yacon makes the soil go nice and crumbly, and if you remember to toss grass clippings on top of the growing plant a couple of times in summer, you have perfect planting ground by the time the yacon is dug. Being a rather lazy gardener, I use all the help i can get[}][}]
I'd also like to try some if you have spare. Happy to reimburse you, pay costs in advance, or trade you something. (Have chokos and a special runner bean seed I could trade)
Yeeesss please...I'll pay postage etc No worries...
In the interest of expedience, could please everyone who wants Yacon just pm me their address.
I'll endeavour to send the cheapest way possible, by NZ Post, in a $5.50 bag. Might only be some small, barerooted plants, (as much as i can fit)but they multiply fast.
If someone wants bigger quantities, we'll have to work out a courier, because NZ Post is WAY TOO EXPENSIVE for anything bigger, particularly considering the eternity it usually takes them to get things from A to B.
OK. 6 parcels are on their way to new homes. I have found a NZ Post bag that's only $4.50 all over NZ, not even a RD surcharge, so if anyone else is interested - i've still got plenty of yacon.
foufee;366917 wrote: Well, eelcat, Xartep and I are all in the same (well sort of) area, would it be better to send a combined parcel