Not that you can feed plants because they make their own food using carbon dioxide and water in the process we call photosynthesis.
This is why I always write that I am putting fertiliser on the plants. Sometimes I will use the word nutrients but whatever you use it is not food.
I went along the rows weeding and hoeing and got down as far as the leeks. I would really like to put some more leeks in but there is no room. I may have to take out some of the onions that have been affected by the onion miner fly. This will give me more room for the leeks. I thought that I had lost some leek seed that I had sown in the greenhouse. Actually I had used the pot to transplant a celeriac into. I have put the celeriac outside now to harden off and the leek seeds have germinated and grown in the pot with the celeriac. I was just about to weed the celeriac pot when I noticed that these were the lost leeks.
They will be transplanted into 3 inch pots, grown on and planted out at the end of June.
I have another oca! That makes three now. I know that it is a bit sad to be so excited about three oca plants but, in my defence, it is the first time I have grown them. I am a very traditional gardener and all these new vegetables seem to have crept up and overtaken me without me really being aware of them. This will change.
Oca has a leaf not unlike black medic Medicago lupulina. Black medic is a funny name for a plant with yellow flowers but I think the black refers to the seed. It seems that the latin name refers to where the Greeks got it from and its flowers resemblance to hops.
I planted some more turnips, however I planted these in the pea bed because there was no room in the brassicae bed. I'm not too sure whether I am happy with this because it is