What exactly is a garden tuber?

Some of our favourite and most useful garden plants are grown from tubers.

Photograph copyright — Patsy Collins

A tuber is a food storage organ which allows the plant to survive from one year to another (much like a bulb or corm). The tuber is actually a swollen root or stem base. Buds or eyes form on the upper surface of the tuber and become the growing shoots. This can easily be seen on a…

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Patsy Collins

Patsy Collins

Author, gardener, photographer, cake eater and campervanner from the south coast of England.