Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Something I Didn't Know About Dahlias.

Something ate my dahlia tubers!

And it looks suspiciously like rabbit tracks. Or it could be the naughty squirrels that are in the neighborhood.  Regardless, it's a bit of a tragedy. 

Being curious as to why only my dahlia tubers were touched, I did some digging around and discovered that not only are dahlias edible, some of them are actually tasty. 

As someone who is keen on stuffing my garden with as many edibles as possible, this comes as a delightful surprise. Apparently, the heirloom varieties tend to be the tastiest. So I threw in some Bishop's Children dahlia seeds I had left over from Seed Saver's Exchange from my garden last year.  Let's hope they grow! 

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