Monthly Archives: January 2012

Cooking from the garden – roasted perennial (and other) root veggies

A large part of the value and purpose of my experiments with perennial vegetables is to make the most of my garden by producing food that is easy to grow, lasts year after year – and very importantly – tastes … Continue reading

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Birdsong, January sunshine and bright green leaves

Well the sunshine may have been short lived (now turned to drizzle) but the birds are still in good voice outside.  I have just spent a very enjoyable hour in the garden planting out Jerusalem artichokes and Chinese artichokes (no … Continue reading

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Collecting as much food as I can from the garden (2)

Since resolving to maximise the food output of the garden (within the limits of the space currently available) I have realised there are quite a few aspects to consider: I cannot expect all the food from the garden to look like it … Continue reading

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Oca in a pot and in shade

Oca growing in a pot with some lathyrus tuberosus (earth nut pea) looked lovely during the summer and produced 401 g of tubers for a single plant.  What’s more they were packed into the pot like sardines and were all a good … Continue reading

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Growing Oca (3) – and harvesting and eating it

There continues to be lots of interest on this blog in growing oca and I have been waiting to harvest my oca before putting on an update.  Oca tubers begin to form after the autumn equinox towards the end of September as the days grow shorter … Continue reading

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