Archive | skirret (Sium sisarum)


Skirret: Growing update

Skirret seedlings in the main skirret bed Twenty-three of our skirret (Sium sisarum) seedlings have survived and appear to be doing well now.  As I detailed previously, we started them in too much shade and in fairly poor soil and they grew very slowly as a result.  (It seems that skirret seedlings grow pretty slowly […]

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Skirret: A tale of two skirrets

We started skirret (Sium sisarum) from both roots and seeds this year.  From the original two flats of seeds sowed in mid February, which yielded more than 100 seedlings, we are down to 21.  There are a number of reasons for that.  The first reason is that everything likes to eat skirret.  I’ve watched robins […]

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Miscellaneous garden update

With daytime temperatures now hitting the 60s reliably, we are starting to see a lot more growth.  Here are updates on a few of the more unusual vegetables that we are growing this year. Achocha plant in mid-June The achocha is finally starting to grow.  It really wants temperatures in the mid-60s to do much […]

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Skirret: First transplants

This year’s adventures with skirret (Sium sisarum) start here. Today I put together a new bed for the skirret.  Placement took a bit more consideration than the usual practice of tilling up a row.  Skirret is a perennial, so we don’t want it stuck in with the annuals, making it difficult to work around it […]

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