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Looking for Air Potato . I used to have one years ago. Does anyone know where to find one?

Charlotte from Sumrall, MS

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April 4, 20080 found this helpful

I am not sure how to find it; but when I "Googled" air potato, the information all seems to indicate it is a very highly invasive species in the deep south! I think you're better off without it!

http://plants.i … .edu/diobul.html

Look in your phone book for your local agricultural extension program, telephone them and ask if it is advisable to have them in your area. If it is, I suspect they can tell you where you can find one.

Unfortunately, we humans can really do a "number" on our native plants and animals when we intruduce non-native species and lose control of it. (Kind of like Kudzu in the south and "mile-a-minute vine" and purple loostrife in the north.

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April 4, 20080 found this helpful

Here is more info:

http://www.natu … c/airpotato.html

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April 6, 20080 found this helpful

If you are responsible gardener and collect the potatoes every year so that no other vines grow, then I do not see a problem with having the plant. I have 4 plants and I collect the potatoes every year. If I miss one, and it sprouts, I pull the out of place plant and leave the roots in the sun so it can die.

I have some of the potatoes left from last years crop, that have not shriveled up enough to throw away yet.

Contact me privately if you would like to talk.



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