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Hobby Farms Editors
February 4, 2011

Size: 3 to 5 inches long.

Sunlight requirements: Full sun.

Water requirements: 1 inch of water per week.

Soil requirements: Loose, well-drained, slightly acid.

When to plant: Late March or early April.

Where to plant: Plant pieces between 10 to 12 inches apart; space rows between 24 and 36 inches apart.

When to harvest: 90 to 100 days.

Produce storage: Store in a cool, moist place, such as a basement or garage; will keep over winter at 40 degrees Fahrenheit.


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