I had no idea that perennial buckwheat (Fagopyrum acutatum syn. F. dibotrys) and skirret (Sium sisarum) could be 2.5m ( 8 feet) tall! Probably a result of our cold wet spring which promotes growth, but delays flowering! The buckwheat is at the front and you can see the flower umbels of skirret at the back!
….and if you follow my “80-a-day” diet you can be up to 30 years younger cognitively ;)
NB! Note that it’s “leafy green” vegetables….tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, sweet corn, carrots don’t count :)
I’ve had the privilige to lead two almost 2 hours tours of the garden this evening for Klimafestivalen i Trondheim (Trondheim Climate Festival). If these guys are the future, the future looks bright…
Campanula glomerata “Alba” / Clustered Bellflower / Toppklokke is a beautiful edimental
My friend Rita Amundsen in Oslo is soon one third of the way through her project vill365 (wild365) project in which she will every day for a year post a picture of dishes she preparesd with wild harvested food. She has just reached 100 days and the pictures of the creative dishes she has been making are simply stunning, an incredible diversity of local seasonal food. Go have a look!! It’s good that she lives so far away, I’d be round there all the time :)