(Best months for growing Salsify in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)
P = Sow seed
This root vegetable is not seen in supermarkets but is as easy to grow as carrots or parsnips.
It is a fairly slow growing vegetable but can be harvested in small amounts as required. The ground can be loosened with a fork and a few roots lifted for use.
Scorzonera is a variety of salsify which has black skin on the root.
Wash and scrape the roots then boil before frying or roasting. They can also be used to make a creamed soup.
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