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Evening primrose roots.

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So I read that evening primrose roots are edible, and delicious.

Or perhaps just fairly mild in taste.

And as I'm moving the garden anyway, I dug up some plants with just leaf rosettes (no flower stalks) - there's plenty in the garden, they've been self-seeding for a few years.

I had expected something along the lines of small carrots, at the very least.

These things are dinky little twisted bits of stiffened twine, no thicker than the stems of fully grown evening primroses (Oenothera biennis). Not even worth the effort of digging, not that they're all that difficult to get up simply by pulling, either.

And this is the time of year when they should be at their thickest.

So I'll not be boiling evening primrose roots for a root veggie this week. Or this year, or even this decade.