Q: Oca Storage
I recently received Oca tubers from you. I see that they do not need to be planted until April. How should I store them until they are ready to be planted?
Which way up do you plant them? I notice that there is a fat end a thinner end. The thinner end has a little ‘tail’ hanging from it. I planted this downwards, but not sure if that is correct!
The tubers are best stored in compost or soil. You could plant each tuber in a separate pots and put the pot in a cool place to slow them down. Once the shoots emerge you need to put the pots into a greenhouse or tunnel. Alternatively put all tubers into one pot with damp compost/soil and once you see them growing pot them into individual pots.
On planting It makes no difference. They will grow any way. I tend to plant them on their sides.