Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Master Gardeners, May 22

The UCCE LA County Master Gardeners return to the Green Tent on May 22 from 9 am to 1 pm bringing a bounty of greens, beans and more, along with seeds to make your backyard bloom.

This month they’ve planted:

Heirloom Kale — everyone’s favorite, “Dinosaur” Kale aka Lacinato. The classic.
And its baby brother/sister: Heirloom Tuscan Baby Leaf Kale

French Gold Pole Filet Beans (You’ll need to trellis or stake these) — long thin beauties

And to keep them company, Garden Beans—called Tendergreen; these grow like a bush

Use these for your pickles: Container Cucumbers, “Bush Slicer”  

and lots of SUNFLOWERS!!! Come early, these are going to be very popular — we’ll have container and backyard varieties  

Pumpkins! It’s never too soon to consider Halloween, these are BABY pumpkins called “Mini Jack”  

Slow Bolt Cilantro — with the heat coming it’s great to have a variety that won’t immediately go to seed (but if it does, you’ve got Coriander!)

Cherry Tomatoes — -who doesn’t love Sweet Gold — like popping candy in your mouth
And of course, for your salad delectation, lots of lettuce—the Sweet Greens and Reds to keep it colorful

Plus True Italian Arugula to add a little spice

Please don’t forget to bring your empty plastic six packs so the MGs can plant more good food and flowers for you next month.

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