So on Friday I swapped some seeds for some yams and on Sunday we planted them in 2 cut down barrels that I used when we had calf's to put their mash in , heaps of time and easier enough to make more when required , we drilled heaps of drainage holes in the bottom , put a layer of hay in first then some spent soil from plants we had in buckets and topped off with some homemade compost that was in tyres we had to move around to stop the chickens scratching the new compost all over the place .
it was interesting googling how to grow as Americans seem to either thing they are the same as sweet potato or call them oka.
we have planted to close together but I am willing to take the risk as a lot of them are pretty small .
I also planted 4 wee purple spuds that I kept from a medley I brought at the supermarket that have chitted beautifully, my husband thought I was crazy when I said they are very potatoey in flavour but I still stand by that, very fluffy when roasted but very different from Agria or the like so I'm looking forward to seeing how they go , we just planted in a big pot with hay and compost and will keep layering as required.
today I got another 2 trays of hellerbours potted on plus some strawberries, and baby pine trees .