This Salsify Mammoth sandwich Island A Multi Use Plant

by Henry

There's a reason this was a common vegetable in the 18th century - this plant does it all, all parts are edible, including the flowers; the ooze on the fresh peeled root is latex and can be used as chewing gum; and it has medicinal qualities. It's really better to steam, boil or roast it before peeling however (like a beet) if you don't want the latex to purple. It's a must have in any period garden! It spreads on its own like mad though - so if you want to limit production, eat those greens in your salad early and often. Roots are better in year 2.

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