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Good plant choices for your edible garden.蔬果園的植栽選擇

Good plant choices for your edible garden.蔬果園的植栽選擇

artichoke seed pack朝鮮薊種子包

artichoke seed pack朝鮮薊種子包

1. Plants that have longer life span and are more cold tolerant — such as trees, shrubs and perennials.

Fruit trees, nut trees, blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, currants, rhubarb, asparagus, artichoke (with protection to over winter if you are in colder climate), garlics, sage, mint, thyme, oregano, garlic chives, chives, … Something you plant once then they are good for many years.

2. Plants that require less water — more drought tolerant the better.

Plants with deeper root system… otherwise you can use a layer of natural mulch (not colored) to conserve water. Through time, the mulch will break down and become fertilizer in the soil.

3. Plants with longer harvest seasons and have more parts can be harvested — it means more value for you! 🙂

For example, garlic. The garlic green is very green and nice to cook with protein or simply with other veggies.

Sweet potatoes leaves are very nice leafy veggies and yam is so nice and sweet.

Chili pepper leaves are good leafy veggies, but a lot of people don’t seem to know it. 😦

With leafy veggies, harvest the outside layer of leaves instead of yanking out the whole plant — that can allow plants to recover and grow more for you to eat.

4. Pick plants that can grow seeds for sowing next year, that can save you some money.

5. Pick the plants you like the most — so you can really enjoy them.

6. Grow some plants that can attract pollinators for your fruit and crops and also add some colour in your garden, such as nasturtium and marigold.

7. Fast growing plants — so you can enjoy them sooner. For example zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans and most of leafy veggies/herbs.

8. Space saving plants. Some people do this to save planting space — grafting two things together. Such as tomato plants on potato plants.

It will work because both are from the same family but this way requires good soil and fertilization for grafted plants to produce tomatoes on the plant top and grow potatoes underneath.

Perhaps growing some plants will not save you money (especially in the beginning) but they sure taste better when they are from your own garden!

Seed give-away!

Seed give-away!

Sorry, only 10 Canadian followers will get my gifts…

How to receive your gift? Just comment on this post by telling me your choice of seed (only one kind from the list below) and your mailing address with your initials.

To keep it private I will not show your comment. No charge! May this world be more beautiful! Happy planting!

Seed give-away list:

Item Scientific name Common Name Q’ty of seed Information

1 . Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’ Japanese Maple 20 Small tree or shrub

2. Allium tuberosum Garlic Chives 100 Perennial, white flowers, leafy veggie

3.Baptisia australis False Indigo 30 Perennial, blue flowers, toxic

4.Centaurea montana Bachelor’s Button 30 Perennial, blue flowers

5.Echinacea purpurea Purple Coneflower 100 Perennial, pink flowers, herb

6.Echinops ritro ‘Vietch’s Blue’ Blue Globe Thistle 30 Perennial, blue flowers, herb

7.Epipactis helleborine Stream Orchid 10seed pods Perennial, native orchid

8.Helleborus x hybridus ‘Red Lady’ Christmas Rose 30 Perennial, deep pink flowers, toxic

9.Hibiscus moscheutos Dwarf Hardy Hibiscus 30 Perennail, pink flowers, winter hardy

10.Magnolia acuminata ‘Yellow Bird’ Yellow Magnolia 20 Small tree or shrub, yellow flowers

Beautiful and tasty garlic chives 漂亮美味的韭菜

Beautiful and tasty garlic chives 漂亮美味的韭菜
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It is their blooming time! 開花了!
If you love garlic chives or if you are a vegetarian you will love this recipe!! It is also good for making omelet, dumplings with meat and chopped fine garlic chives, stir-fry and much more!

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