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129 – Sunday 9 May 2010 – oca

In friends, garden, out and about, Reading on May 9, 2010 by Gabor Tagged: , , ,

Today Caroline, Jessica and I went to the Hampshire Green Fair at the the Sustainability Centre at East Meon.  We met my internet friends Emma and Pete Cooper.  Emma is into green gardening in a big way, and produces her own podcast on the subject (http://coopette.com/akg).  She has written a book “The Alternative Kitchen Garden” (Amazon).  I bought a copy today, and it is very readable and informative.

I was given some red oca tubers.  These are about the size of a marble, growing in  a similar way to potatoes.  Helpfully, there is a section on oca in the book.  Pete says that they are like new potatoes, with a lemony taste.  I am looking forward to eating some later in the year.

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