We are about to embark on a new project here at Dixter, the growing of interesting vegetable not only for eating but also for there foliage. We had a meeting with the two men who are going to front this project for us, I found it very hard to get to sleep on Friday night, I was so excited, it is just the project I need to take to Little Compton, Rhode Island at the end of July when I am there to give a talk on vegetable growing, this will give the talk so much more interest for all. I will ask dear Ed Bowen (one of the best nurserymen in the United Sates) to grow some of the plants over there, all these plants are grown in pots, I can use these live plants as part of my talk. The ones that I have found most interesting are the Oca (Oxalis tuberosa), my Grandmother use to roast them for me as a child, how exotic am I? The project is going to be called “The kitchen Garden a new experience” maybe the title of my talk also…….




4 thoughts on “Excitement

  1. Hi Aaron, Are you going to move some of the cammasia from the meadow to the veggie garden? Marcia Mattingly

  2. I will have to check on that. I know the natives in the Pacific Northwest used to eat them, so my guess would be that they buried them in the coals of a fire since they cooked other things that way. I’ll get back to you.

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