LOL, no doubt. A lot of work for those little bitty royal taros. But good yields, actually. I dug a 8 by 16 patch and got probably 40 lbs and about 150 huli out of it. Not bad as it was planted deliberately shallow for propagation. We get a little phyllosticta in the rainy weather but we've had no trouble with quality in the corms.
The taro there with the splatter pattern is an attempt at some hokey "organic" soap, i.e., bad advice, which we won't be trying again. . .for the phyllosticta. Best to just cull leaves and keep up with it. The chickens will eat the bulk of them.
Yeah! And as for the party, a good time and successful all the way around. It was a kick to discuss great and hopeful ideas with a crew of folks that seem committed to making stuff really happen. I have no doubt some serious planting was done yesterday. . .