Tag Archives: Owen Smith
Hog peanut, Amphicarpaea bracteata, one of the varieties sent to me by Owen Smith in 2012 is still alive, although hardly thriving, mainly as it’s overcrowded by a kiwi and Runner Beans…
More here, including finding it in the wild in Woodstock, Vermont :) http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=480
The best tasting vegetable of the rhizosphere I’ve had the pleasure of eating is Cacomitl, one of the lost crops of the Aztecs, also known as Tigridia (pavonia) and commonly available on those racks of ornamental bulbs. It is also one of the best edimentals, witness the pictures from my garden today (14th July!) below.
I’ll keep this short as I couldn’t possibly do better than the series of witty and informative posts on this plant by my friend (I’ve even shaken his hand now!) Owen Smith on his fabulous Radix: Root Crop Research and Ruminations blog. You know you need to read these titles:
Bulbous Belly Border Blooms – Beautiful
The Bulbous Belly Border 1) Cacomitl – The Flecked and Feline Flower