Tuesday, June 18, 2013

UCCE Master Gardeners, June 23

Seeds, Seedlings and Advice

The UC/Cooperative Extension LA County Master Gardeners are back at The Green Tent to answer your questions, sympathize with your failures and encourage further successes -- and to help you with that, they'll let you take a free plant and some free packets of seeds. As always they need six packs to plant more for you each month -- please drop them by if you've just planted up a storm and no longer need them.  A great way to recycle/reuse/reduce!

Here's what they're bringing this month:

A Garden Bean two pack which (if both came up) includes:
1. Yellow Wax Bush Bean, buttery smooth flavor. Use fresh or freeze. Hardy, prolific plants.  Harvest in 55 days!

2.  French Filet Bush Green Bean, truly gourmet beans of delicate flavor and superb quality.  Harvest in 54 says!

Armenian Burpless Cucumber. Gorgeous light green, thin skin, never bitter and more heat tolerant than most cucumbers! Nearly seedless.

Pickle Cucumber. The best cucumber available for pickles. Solid, crisp, interior is perfect for 1 ½ “ to 5” pickles. Of course great for salads too. 

Early Summer Yellow Crookneck Squash. High yielding and easy to grow. Eat fresh in salads or sauté, bake or freeze. Pick at 4” to 6” long. Harvest in 50 days! Harvest often to keeps plants producing.

Waltham Butternut Winter Squash. Hard shelled, stores well. Golden-orange and meaty inside with few seeds. Ideal for baking, boiling, mashing or stuffing.  Harvest in 90 days. If you plan to store this squash into the Fall, cut with 2” of stem. Store in a cool, dry location.

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