Tag Archives: Yacon

Using diverse crops to ensure a yield (2)

If my garden is not resilient it is nothing; and as the summer moves on this is becoming ever more apparent.  The garden may be small, but for the area it occupies it is productive and I hope to improve … Continue reading

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Using diverse crops to ensure a yield

This is turning out to be a very wet summer so far.  Of course this is not unusual for the UK, British weather is notoriously variable.  It is therefore equally certain that the performance of different crops will vary from … Continue reading

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How important are aesthetics?

Last month I was revelling in parts of the garden looking like a French impressionist painting.  Round the edges where I really can let it do its own thing there was self seeded honesty beside planted erysimum and euphorbia mingling beautifully together; … Continue reading

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New arrivals

I always get excited about new plants.  Watching seedlings pop up to the surface is endlessly fascinating and getting new plants from a grower or nursery is better than unwrapping my Christmas presents!  Someone at work said I must have … Continue reading

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Buying Perennial Vegetables from France

I’m rather like a child at Christmas when I see the postman coming with a parcel for me.  Today there were two!  I have ordered Daubenton’s kale and some other perennial veggies – oca, yacon, perpetual leeks and sorrel from two … Continue reading

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Yes this is a photo of my vegetable garden!

It may look more like a flower border but the photo on top of this blog was taken last July of my vegetable garden.  I am growing perennial vegetables in a polyculture and, amongst other things, there are in this photo … Continue reading

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