Features: Ten unusual and exotic vegetables to try growing and eating at home

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10 unusual and exotic vegetables to try growing and eating at home

There's a quiet revolution going on in the veg patch. Carrots are making room for the return of long-forgotten delicacies such as skirret, strawberry spinach or scorzonera. Peruvian oca and yacon are the new spuds; and exotic gourds, tomatilloes and sweet potatoes are finding their way into our veg-growing repertoire too. They're also popping up in gardens all over this year's RHS Hampton Court Flower Show, and you too can be a vegetable fashionista: just follow our easy guide to growing ten of the trendiest veg around.

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