Mangelwurzel (Betavulgaris). I had never heard of this plant before and had come across it in my research, it reminded me of Jon Pertwee in Wozel Gummidge. The plant itself can be used for not only a fodder crop for stock but also for for eating when young, for people. The roots are like burdock a potato substitute and the leaves can be lightly boiled and used like spinach. I grabbed some seeds from the Seed Collection site and am looking forward to growing them for the first time. Im always looking out for alternatives to potatoes and can also be used to make beer.