Skirret shoots

I moved a skirret/sukkerrot (meaning sugar root) root into the cellar, planning to eat them….they went missing until I noticed the characteristic edible blanched shoots this morning! The roots had been like this exposed to the air all winter (I’ve previously lost roots when overwintered in a bucket in soil (they don’t like it damp it seems). See my book Around the World in 80 plants for more… :)
And it’s a beautiful day, but a night frost…

April snow

Woke up to this view at 5 am….still a shock to see new snow at the end of April, but not unusual…this weekend’s plans to sow and plant in the garden may have to wait until my return from my forthcoming trip to Southern Norway, Sweden and Denmark or maybe I should just abandon annuals altogether…

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