Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Master Gardeners, November 18th


This month at the  MVGC booth MV Farmers Market, Nov. 18 the Master Gardeners will have the following seedlings to give away:
  • Red Russian Kale, an heirloom variety, originally brought to the West by Russian traders.  Enjoy the young leaves in salads or cooked like other leafy greens.
  • Bloomsdale spinach, an old time favorite with crinkled leaves.  Loves cool weather so now is the time to plant.
  • Bok Choy, white stem have a mild, Swiss chard-like flavor, but slightly sweet, tender and delicious.  Harvest young for “baby bok choy”.
  • Lettuce, an oak leaf blend, both red and green. Loves cool weather
  • Calendula, also known as pot marigold, an edible flower, easy to grow and also a long lasting cut flower. Grows well in containers.
  • Cilantro, usually grown in the summer, we’re hoping it will do well in our mild winter climate and not bolt so quickly.
  • Shungiku Edible Chrysanthemum, came to the U.S. from Japan. Tender edible greens and flowers have a unique zesty flavor.  Flowers also make beautiful leis and garlands.
  • Garlic Chives. Leaves, flower buds and flowers have a delightful mild garlic flavor.  Easy to grow, nice in containers.  Can be grown indoors!

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