Have you ever seen or eaten Salsify?
Salsify is also known as the Oyster plant for it’s delicate flavoured roots but the flowers and shoots are also edible.
However you grow and use it, everyone seems to agree that as the flowers are so beautiful it is worth growing just for these alone.
I’ve enjoyed the flowers on the plots for the last few weeks, they are nearing their end now – but what a show it has been!
I think they are stunning.
And as I’ve never dug up any of the roots to eat, I leave them to self seed, you will have to follow this link to the Guardian and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s recipes for ideas!