Article: The Vegetable Garden: Always interesting reading

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By Larry Rettig on February 19, 2013

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ImageZanymuse
Feb 20, 2013 6:10 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
I am always delighted when I see one of your articles published. The food plants that you write about are usually varieties that I have never seen, or even heard of. I certainly would never have looked at some of them and thought it was food.

Schwarzwurzel, for example. I look at the picture of those black roots and wonder how hungry and desperate the first person to ever try eating them must have been. Their black color would have scared me off.
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ImageSharon
Feb 20, 2013 12:15 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
An educational experience for sure!
ImageBluespiral
Feb 20, 2013 12:35 PM CST
self-sufficient gardening at its best - thank you for keeping alive and sharing these gardening techniques and plants.
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ImageLarryR
Feb 25, 2013 12:55 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Thank you all for your kind comments. I tip my hat to you.

Brenda, black roots are bad enough, but your hands turning purple when you scrape them is really weird.
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Feb 25, 2013 4:48 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
GREAT article Larry and I love the verses to the right of your page Lovey dubby

I definitely prefer roses to diamonds Thumbs up
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ImageZanymuse
Feb 25, 2013 10:29 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
Blinking And yet, some brave soul ate them that first time.

I think about that with a lot of foods. At one time tomatoes, which are beautiful, were thought to be poison, yet truffles, which are ugly, are a delicacy. Blinking Nature sure is amazing!
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