Stephen Barstow – The Extreme Salad Man and author of Around The World in 80 Plants made a special visit to Incredible Vegetables field as part of his whistle stop tour around the UK visiting various sites and giving talks and workshops. Stephen was particularly interested in how we grow our Ulluco tubers after being dazzled with images of our 2015 harvest. He also checked out how his Hablitzia ‘offspring’ were doing ( Our plants were grown from seed that Stephen sent us from Norway a few years ago).
We gave Stephen a tour of the Incredible vegetables field and showed him many of the perennial vegetables we are growing. We were joined by Dr Owen Glyn Smith from the Guild of Oca Breeders ocabreeders.org and his partner and had an amazing edimental lunch complete with specially made ‘Habfritzias’ (chickpea and Hablitzia leaf pancakes) and a gourmet edimental salad foraged from the veg garden and forest garden.
You can check out Stephen Barstow’s excellent blog here edimentals.com
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