Dig Them Out – Sweet Potatoes, Yacon &Co.



Garden & Nature

Claudia Steinschneider

Ute Stückler-Sattler

AT Verlag

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Cover: Hardcover
Extent: 250 pages
Format: 19.5 cm x 26.5 cm
Colour photos


The ultimate gardening and cookbook

• Detailed guidelines from cultivation to preparation
• Recipes for meals and drinks
• Essential substances and use in folk medicine

Root vegetables: treasures from the earth

Be it in a flowerpot on the patio, in the family garden, or on the field: exotic root vegetables now also thrive in our latitudes thanks to warmer temperatures. The authors planted sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, yacon, crosne, oca, and taro in different locations. In this book they explain the nuts and bolts of cultivation, harvesting, reproduction, and storage. A number of practical tips make it easy to successfully grow them, both for amateur and for professional gardeners who are curious to discover new plant cultures.The recipe part offers creative ideas on how to prepare them. Jerusalem artichoke cream soup, tagliatelle with crosne, crispy yacon cookies – delicious root vegetables revive the autumn and winter meal plan. Next to the valuable substances they contain, they have several beneficial effects on our health. Things that have been long-known in the folk medicine of their countries of origin are now unveiled to us with the help of this book.

Claudia Steinschneider

Deputy division manager of the laboratory for special cultures in Wies, responsible for cultivation and experiment design in the areas of biological healing and spiee plants, biological and conventional vegetables grown in the open air and in shielded areas, as well as ornamental plants. She delivers lectures and publishes in professional magazines.

Ute Stückler-Sattler

Works in quality assurance at a pharmaceutical company, graduate educationalist in herbalism. She delivers lectures and workshops on the topics of folk medicine and naturopathy.
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