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Hi all
There has been lots of talk about potatoes and all the problems associated with growing them, anyone heard of this one?
Wikipedia has quite a bit of info but basically they seem to be a quick growing,perennial vine that grow edible tubers. 
I became interested when someone I work with told me about a vine that he found growing in Southport with tubers on it at the moment. I'm going to have a look at during the week but was wondering if anyone has heard of/seen/grown these around Brisvegas? 
Wikipedia says that it can be very invasive as it  grows quickly and blocks out shade to everything underneath it, would it be safe under a close eye?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Well, guys great news, Peter, My air potato discoverer, has just been to visit again and pointed out the plant that was growing (fairly timidly) in my weed infested work garden. It's only about a foot high and no signs of bulbs but I will keep a close eye on it and keep you posted.  No bush close by, which is good and as it is in an isolated garden bed I hope it shouldn't pose a weed threat - in any case it has a lot of competition, I need to get to work, feeling somewhat inspired after the discovery :0)

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