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Oca: Extracting seed in bulk

Oca pods for seed extraction Sometimes growing unusual vegetables presents unique problems that either haven’t been solved before or for which the solutions haven’t been passed along.  Most of the oca (Oxalis tuberosa) seeds that I have collected this season have been matured in small plastic bags and were conveniently expelled from the pods when […]

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Oca: 10,000

It was only seven weeks ago that I posted about what then seemed a significant achievement: the collection of 1,000 oca (Oxalis tuberosa) seeds.  This week, I passed 10,000.  My better (and funnier) half frequently teases me because I said at the beginning of the year that I would be satisfied if I got just […]

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Oca: Germination

On August 7th, I started a quick and dirty experiment to see if any of my oca (Oxalis tuberosa) seeds would germinate. Most seeds have some dormancy and won’t grow until time has passed or specific conditions of temperature and humidity are reached. I separated 60 seeds into three groups of 20. I soaked each […]

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Oca: 1000

Today, my oca (Oxalis tuberosa) seed count stands at 1,022 for the year, which means that I have achieved my goal, with three or possibly four months left before the first frost. I have 123 pods maturing on cuttings indoors, which should yield about 900 more seeds by the averages and more than that bagged […]

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