Monday, May 16, 2011

Winter Vegetables

We currently have a selection of unusual winter vegetables, all perennial and great for edible landscapes and forest gardens. Plant them once and they'll hang around like a bad smell! Well, hopefully a good smell, and you can just kick back and harvest them when you need them.

You can can take some home by donation on Saturday 21st May, 2pm at Merristem. Well let you know how to grow and eat them, and there will even be a pot of hot soup to warm the bones and sample some of the veges.

Plants include:
  • Bunching onions (many cultivars)
  • Bunching leaks
  • Three cornered onion 
  • Artichoke
  • Good King Henry
  • Perrennial nettles - Urtica dioica
  • Pepino
  • Cape Gooseberry
  • Lemon Sorrel
  • Warrigal Spinach
  • Edible Cannas
  • Chinese artichoke
  • Marshmallow 
  • Fools cress - Apium nodiflorum (some call it lebanese land cress)
  • Water celery - Oenanthe javonica
  • Cranberry Hybiscus - Hybiscus acetosella

And lots more...

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