Nina Jay wrote: Once somebody offered to pay for our trip... that was when it hit us that we cannot be honest about our situation! We just couldn't figure out what to say. We couldn't take the money of course. I'm still not sure what to make of that incidence. Don't ever want to be in that situation again though. I guess it felt too humiliating, like we were children and they were our parents or something.
Mathew Trotter wrote:And while I'm going down the root crop rabbit hole, how do people feel about burdock as far as eating quality? It's been on my radar, but I've never had it and I've never heard any rave reviews about it. The calorie count makes it a good fit for this project, but I feel like it might be one of those things that I'd eat if I were desperate, but wouldn't go out of my way for. And garden-wise, it seems like the kind of thing you'd treat like sunchokes: put it somewhere you don't mind it coming back every year.