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Yacon – apple of the earth

Wonder crop from Andes, yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius), is closely related to sunchokes and sunflowers. It can grow to 2m but mine only reached about a meter. It’s supposed to be hardy but it likes regular watering and is not as prolific as … Continue reading

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You are my sweet potato…

Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite perennials. I plant them as pioneering species and ground covers around trees and shrubs. Their young leaves are a staple in the kitchen and we often eat their healthy tubers. My chickens occasionally get … Continue reading

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