This year I am committed to writing more here about growing leafy greens. In my last post I provided photographic documentation of almost every one of my harvests of leafy greens in the 2017 growing season. As promised, this post is a complete list of every plant depicted in those photos. I omitted crops such as beans, Mexican sour gherkins, or tomatoes that were sometimes included, but that I would not prepare and eat as a leafy green.
Winter is halfway through and I’m sick of it. Over it. Tired of the back and forth freezing and thaw. This week snow and ice, next week thaw and mud. I’m missing the garden big time, but what I’m missing most aren’t flowers, bright colours, smells, or living soil, although I miss those things too. What I long for, what my body craves, are the leafy greens harvests. I miss that diversity of flavours, nutrients, and phytochemicals from my diet something fierce.
I grow several allium species and cultivars in my garden and I find that many of them serve as a hub for a surprising range of pollinators. This is nodding onion (Allium cernuum), an easy to grow, multi-use plant that is native to Carolinian habitats (parts of Canada and the US, including right here in Southern Ontario). The flowers are a distinctly pale lavender colour with stems that bend or “nod,” giving it its common name.
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