Monday, November 16, 2015

Master Gardeners, November 22

This month the Master Gardeners have planted these veggies for you to take home - along with seed packets - for FREE:

Snap Peas, big juicy pea pods offer melt-in-your-mouth flavor.

Broccoli Raab (Rapini), Italian favorite whose tasty and vitamin-rich shoots, buds and leaves, pack a flavor punch. Try this recipe.

Russian Kale (Wild Garden Frills), especially tender & mild, blue-green crinkly leaves with green or purple ribs.

Italian Kale (Tuscan Baby Leaf), utterly delicious, vitamin rich, fast growing for scrumptious salads & stir fries.

Swiss Rainbow Chard, eye-catching vivid color combo, delicious and also ornamental.

Italian Arugula, easy & fast-growing fresh peppery leaves that shine in salads and sandwiches.

Spinach (Bloomsdale Longstanding), slow to bolt, long harvest, thick crinkled leaves, tender & flavorful, high in vitamins A & C, rich in iron & fiber.

Baby Leaf Lettuce Mix, quick growing, delicious, gourmet flavors, colors & textures.

Cutting Lettuce (Sea of Red), sword-shaped leaves of intense mahogany-red to cut for beautiful salads.

Italian Parsley

Malabar Spinach, a vining leaf with a red stem that originated in the tropics.

Your friendly UCCE/LA County Master Gardeners wants to see what you are growing! If you’ve ever picked up a plant or a packet of seeds from them at the Green Tent, post a picture of them in your garden on social media with the hashtag #mglaseeds so they can follow your progress.

Don’t forget to share your gardening events here and sign up for the email newsletter from Yvonne Savio, retired director of the LA County Master Gardeners. You’ll get great monthly garden tips and interesting articles, too.

And if you’re bugged by pests, check out this invaluable resource for home, farm and garden: UC Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.

Remember: drop off your plastic six packs to provide a home for next month’s plants!

No comments:

Post a Comment