February 4, 2011
PHOTO: WFIU Public Radio/Flickr
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.