Maryland Grows


Crunchy tubers: yacon and dahlia

Apologies in advance: this post contains some of the most boring photos ever. 🙂 I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to harvest dahlia tubers and eat them after the frost.  I also may have mentioned at…

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Salsify, in bloom and for dinner

Okay, if I hadn’t just given it away in the headline, would you know what this flower is? Along with okra, salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius) goes under the category of Prettier Flowers Than You Thought Vegetables Had.  This particular one also…

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Turnips, carrots, and garlic: fall garden stalwarts

Plant carrot and turnip seed in the garden in late July through early August in Central MD and you’re rewarded with October/November harvests of nutritious, delicious roots- not to mention the turnip greens! The carrot plants (left) and turnip plants…

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Underground Food

No, not a countercultural movement about what we eat (though maybe that’s what we’re all doing here, huh?).  Food that’s grown underground.  Tubers, rhizomes, corms, bulbs, taproots, and so forth. There are too many underground vegetables to discuss all in…

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