Saturday March 28, 2020

A wrap on the knuckles for shoppers

We can’t blame the supermarkets for over-using plastic when we, as consumers, are largely content to tolerate it, writes Michael Kelly

17th March, 2019
Michael Kelly, founder of Grow It Yourself, and presenter of RTÉ TV series Grow Cook Eat

Whenever I pull a parsnip out of the soil in my vegetable garden, I’m struck by just how hardy these remarkable root crops are. “Tough as old boots,” one could say.

Sown from seed in May, the parsnip root grows down in to the roughest of soils in search of nutrients and water to support the plant that eventually grows out of the ground (which of course we discard in favour...

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