Vegetable garden: growing salsify

Salsify should be sown between March and May, directly outdoors. As soon as the leaves appear they must be thin to 10 cm apart. Harvesting takes place between October and April, make sure that you lift the whole root out of the ground without breaking it. It is best to grow salsify in loose, fresh and humid soil. The easier it is for the roots to get into the soil, the bigger the roots will grow, which will result in a better harvest.

Salsify can be attacked by slugs or caterpillars that chew the leaves: creating the appearance of holes on the leaves. These pests may affect the optimal growth of the plant. Salsify is a vegetable but also a root.