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Suttons James Wong's Homegrown Revolution Dahlia Yams

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    James Wong's Homegrown Revolution Dahlia "yams " / Decorative and edible / Dahlias were brought to our shores as a prized edible crop / Rediscover your very own stash of Aztec gold!Believe it or not, the runner beans we all know and love were actually originally introduced to UK gardens as an ornamental plant for their pretty flowers, whilst conversely dahlias were brought to our shores as a prized edible crop! Cultivated for hundreds of years by the Aztecs, these sweet, starchy tubers were scoffed in huge quantities alongside such supermarket staples as avocados, chillies and maize / In fact, the 18th century botanist Anders Dahl (which the species is named after) was utterly convinced that these would soon supersede the potato in popularity, which actually came close to happening when they were tried out as a blight resistant spud-substitute during the Irish potato famine / Today, they are still a popular food in their native mountains of Southern Mexico / Sow: February-April / Harvest: October-December / Culture: Full growing instructions given on seed packet.Sow your seeds in a propagator (or pot covered with a piece of glass) using good quality, moist compost and place on a light, warm windowsill / Keep the compost moist but be careful not to over water / In only a couple of weeks you will start to see small shoots appear - remove glass or vent your propagator to encourage growth / Once your seedlings are 3cm (1