Way back in April I planted some yacon in pallet grow boxes as an experiment. I really didn't know if they would do well there. So it's time to visit those boxes.
The yacon is growing quite well. I've never done a thing to these boxes since the day I planted the yacon. Never pulled a weed, never added mulch, never watered them. So what they've done has been completely on their own. The plants have grown quite tall, well over 6'.
I notice that they are blooming now. Lots of little mini sunflower-ish gold flowers.
According to past experience, the plants will be forming tubers now. I haven't checked yet for tubers, but I might try that in a few days. In the past I didn't start harvesting until Thanksgiving. But this time around is different because of the growing method. So I will check if it makes a difference on the harvesting.
Stay tuned for a harvest update.