Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
I acquired some Colocasia esculenta bulbs/tubers/corms last week from work. As you can see from the picture its quite large and a bargain at just over £5. My question is how deep do you plant them? I've had mixed results from various websites. Some say 8 inch deep, others say just below the surface and everything in between. Having never grown them before and deciding to give them ago this year having just 'finished' my own garden (a finished garden is a dead garden i heard someone once say), I would like to do the best for them. I know they aren't hardy, that they like plenty of food and should not be allowed to dry out, its just the depth.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. The one (of ten) on the right is Colocasia 'Black Magic' purchased mail order and already has a shoot. Again should this be planted with the shoot above soil or below?
On plant Colocasia
- 19 Feb, 2012