Re: [gardeners] skirret

Liz Albrook (
Thu, 9 Apr 1998 02:03:35 +0000

Margaret Lauterbach <> wrote:

> Okay, I have seeds for skirret, a garden perennial root veggie.  To
> call them seeds is an exaggeration.  They look like a pinch of soot.
>  I know you're supposed to mix fine seeds with sand for sowing, but
> I think these skirret seeds could all cling to one grain of sand. 
> Does anyone have an alternative method of sowing such fine seeds? 
> thanks very much, Margaret

I've never tried it but you could mix them with flour, cornstarch or 
cornmeal and spread them with a salt or pepper shaker.  Are those 
seeds gonna grow into a Tom Skerrit?