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WHO’S EATING THE DAHLIAS?

Of course most dahlias are grown for their flowers, but they can be a productive food crop too, as gardening expert Sally Cunningham explains

When the first Europeans arrived in America, they were amazed and delighted by the variety of flowering plants that they came across, and anything that could survive the transatlantic journey as seeds or roots, carefully protected against salt and rats, was investigated as a possible new medicine, aphrodisiac or foodstuff (in the case of the potato, originally all three.)

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