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Welcome to Incredible Vegetables… We grow perennial vegetables

Mandy Barber and Julien Skinner of Incredible Vegetables. Two people, a field and a passion for perennial vegetables.
We grow perennial vegetables and unusual edible plants using organic methods in Ashburton, Devon and have set up a fledgling perennial vegetable nursery and sell our plants, tubers & seeds in our online shop.  We also carry out plant research and are members of the Guild of Oca Breeders ocabreeders.org Mandy Barber is a contributor to GROW YOUR OWN MAGAZINE and gives talks about growing perennial vegetables. Mandy was a speaker at Toby Buckland’s Garden Festival in 2015 and at the 2016 EDIBLE GARDEN SHOW at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire www.theediblegardenshow.co.uk and the South West Permaculture Convergence in June 2017 www.permaculture.org.uk
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A great time to sow Hablitzia – seeds on sale now

Hablitzia plants in pots
Sow Hablitzia outside over the winter to germinate or sow seeds and place in a plastic bag in the fridge for ten days. Once large enough, Hablitzia Tamnoides seedlings can be pricked out and raised in small pots before planting out in the spring.

Poireau Perpetuel peeps through!

Poireau Perpetuel
Poireau Perpetuel, a wonderful perennial leek, one of our latest accessions here at Incredible vegetables kindly donated to us by Anni Kelsey. We are propagating these so we can offer them for sale in the future – watch this space!

Day of the triffids! A little sprinkling of rain and look what happens to Hablitzia…

Hablitzia Tamnoides
A profusion of edible tasty dark green leaves from our rampant Hablitzia plants which were grown from seed four years ago. This pic was taken on 14 May 2017.

Skirreting times – harvesting our three year old skirret plants

Skirret three year old plants
Harvested in March 2017, after three years, skirret with some good eating roots. Left to develop undisturbed, these skirret plants have matured nicely. You can see the offsets at the top which can be pinched off to propagate new plants.

Stephen Barstow visits Incredible Vegetables

Here's Stephen standing by one of our young Hablitzia plants
Here’s Stephen standing by one of our young Hablitzia plants

Stephen Barstow the ‘Extreme Salad Man’ and author of Around the World in 80 Plants made a special visit to Incredible Vegetables as part of his whistle stop tour of the UK visiting sites and giving talks and workshops.

Check out our brilliant Vegumentary…

Mandy Barber takes you on a tour of her vegetable garden and shares some of her passion for growing unusual and perennial vegetables, talking about skirrets, cardoons, chinese artichokes, Ulluco & Oca tubers, tomatillos, yard long beans and more.