How Do You Grow Taro Root?

Taro is a plant that forms underground roots and grows upwards. You can grow taro by digging up the root and planting it in the soil. The process of growing taro is called taro Growing or also known as Taro Culture. Digging out the taro root from the ground requires a lot of patience and perseverance. If you have an acre of land, growing your tares will be cheaper than buying them from a nursery. You can also create some edible greens for your family with the surplus-grown tare plants. Growing taro is not difficult if you know the right techniques. However, there are many factors to take into consideration before starting this project in your garden. Let’s explore how to grow taro:

What is Taro?

Taro is a root vegetable that is grown in many tropical countries. Taro is a type of ‘8th’ in the family of ‘dioscou’. The common name for taro is Colocasia. Taro is an aquatic plant. It is an annual plant. Taro grows in warm and wet areas of the world. It is a perennial plant which means it lives for many years. This plant includes underground roots and grows up. Taro is a root crop.

How to Grow Taro from Root

Taro can be grown from the root at home. You can make a small hole in the soil and plant the root into the hole. The root will grow downwards and will form new roots at the bottom of the hole. A taro plant is not like other plants that grow up. The plant roots lie below the soil.

How much does it cost to grow taro?

It all depends on how much taro you buy. In general, one taro plant can produce around 2 kg of taro roots in a year. This amount is enough to make 2-3 meals. You may also use the leaves as greens or a wrap in this case.

Benefits of Taro Planting

- You can store the greens for longer periods - up to 10 months. - You can use the leaves as a wrap or a salad. - You can use the roots for making soup. - Taro plants are easy to grow. - There are many varieties.- Taro contains a high amount of iron and fiber. - A low-calorie food. - A good source of protein. - It is low in fat and carbohydrate and is rich in potassium, and vitamins B-6 and B-1.

Growing Taro from Seed

It is not a good idea to take a seed from the taro plant and plant it directly in the garden. This is because the seed when it falls on the ground will be eaten by some animals and not germinate at all. The seed has to be soaked in water, then soaked in soil, then germinate and grow into a plant. Soaking the seed in water will remove the seed coat and make sure the seed is not eaten by any insect. You can sow the seed in the garden. When the seeds sprout you can remove them from the soil and plant them in a pot. The next season you can transplant it into the ground. Taro can be eaten when it is green or when it is ripe.

How to propagate taro plant from stem cuttings

When you have some leftover taro roots from the last harvest, you can take the roots, remove the outer layer of the root, and plant it in the soil. After a couple of months, the plant will produce roots from the cuttings. You can also use this technique to grow other edible crops in your garden. You need to make a small cut in the stem of the taro plant. The cut should be at the base of the leaf so that the cutting remains attached to the plant. Keep the cut in water and leave it in the shade. After a week or two, the stem should be strong enough to support the leaf. You can now take the stem out of the water, and plant it in the soil. The cuttings will grow and give you new roots again.

Fruits of growing taro

Taro is a great plant for the home gardener. It can be grown easily in pots, and the plant will produce edible greens that can be used for salads, wraps, and soups. The fruit is sweet and tasty. The greens can be eaten raw or can be fried. The root can be used as a vegetable and the stem can be used for making dumplings.

Conclusion

Taro is a plant that grows in warm and wet areas of the world. You can grow taro from roots or seeds. Taro is an excellent source of fiber, iron, potassium, and Vitamin B-6. Taro is a low-calorie food and is a good source of protein. You can make a soup with taro roots or use the stem of the taro plant to make dumplings.

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