Monthly Archive October 2015


Skirret harvest, dividing welsh onions and runner beans as a nitrogen fixer

IMAG0081I’ve been looking at my skirret for some time now and it is starting to look bedraggled. Soon all its top growth will die back (it is a herbaceous perennial) and it will overwinter if left alone. But I grow it to eat its roots, which taste somewhere between a carrot and a potato with the texture of parsnip. I like this root vegetable, it is an Olde English veg that it seems only Americans eat. Read More

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