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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

Get busy with Babington bulbils… Delicious perennial leeks – on sale now

 

Babington's leek bulbilsA head of Babington perennial Leek bulbils which naturally fall over and plant themselves, or can be separated out and transplanted. Each bulbil will grow into a new leek. Bulbils can be planted now direct, or sown in pots and transplanted when shoots appear.

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 plantsHarvested 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.