6 Ancient Vegetable Grow Challenge Results and Giveaway Raffle Winners

Happy New Year and an Abundant New Growing Season from Birdland Cottage!

The winners of the ancient vegetable grow challenge have been selected by a random number generator. Congratulations to Mark Stacey and Darragh Connaughton! Your tubers will be sent out in 1-2 work days.

In February we will be running our Spring seed giveaway raffle again. We have a lot of new seeds for growing exciting new plants and trees in the upcoming growing season of 2020. We like to buy seeds from a lot of different places around the world, especially supporting local vendors. We will make a video showing you what we’re planning to grow once most of our new seeds have arrived. A lot of new perennial food, medicinal and ornamental flowers, trees and herbs excellent for the insects and other wildlife.

The long awaited results of the 6 ancient vegetable grow experiment are here. (Video below) This spring we planted a number of edible tubers in 12 large pots and we are going to give the harvest away in a free giveaway raffle. The aim is to show that you can grow food anywhere even without access to land. We do like potatoes but instead this time we included something a little more exotic – Oca, Mashua and Jerusalem Artichoke. In previous videos you can see how we planted 12 large pots filled with compost mulched with woodchips and volcanic rock dust. They were kept in a permanent location in the middle of our nursery in full sun and with nearly zero maintenance.

To enter for FREE simply subscribe below. (If you are already a subscriber just reply to our latest email relating to this raffle.) You can still enter until the winners are announced on Sunday the 12th of January 2020 at 2pm.


More details on all these different tubers, see links below for our useful plants series.

Useful Plants Series – Jerusalem Artichoke

Useful Plants Series – Mashua

Useful Plants Series – Oca