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 Post subject: Favorite Green to Grow?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:24 am 
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This year's winner for me is arugula. What can't it do?

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Green to Grow?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:33 pm 
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Kale, for sure. Nothing can kill it, I've still got enough leaves to last me at least 3 more weeks, and it looks pretty in my garden.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Green to Grow?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:04 pm 
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my chard is just absolutely fabulous this year. collards are maybe still my favorite but the chard is just impressive. then again, maybe shiso is actually my favorite green, and i think i finally have it figured out. Can it be my favorite green if it's purple?

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Green to Grow?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:09 pm 
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I had the most success with collards. But I really love collards, so maybe that is the reason.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Green to Grow?
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gaia13 wrote:
Kale, for sure. Nothing can kill it...

If only this were true.

I'm digging on baby lettuces right now, but that's about all that's mature enough to eat yet.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Green to Grow?
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torque wrote:
my chard is just absolutely fabulous this year. collards are maybe still my favorite but the chard is just impressive. then again, maybe shiso is actually my favorite green, and i think i finally have it figured out. Can it be my favorite green if it's purple?


What do you do with shiso? I planted it once and now it is growing all over my yard 3 years later! All I've done with it is put it on top of sushi, and cucumber salad.

I'd probably have to say arugula is my favorite green too. I love that it just keeps growing back every spring and fall. Even with my crappy garden this year, we've still managed to harvest some arugula that wasn't chomped by the gopher.

Following in a close second is chard, then mache. Both of them are pretty indestructible in my yard.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Green to Grow?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:00 pm 
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mmm, shiso... i make juice out of it. on the old boards i posted a tutorial- basically you make an infusion, then add an acid and it turns BRILLIANT purple (assuming you have red shiso. green tastes good but is crepe for juice). then sweeten and it's atomic lemonade.

Shiso is such an amazing plant. you can get the seeds, and it won't grow for love nor money. but if you have one go to seed, you will be swamped in shiso for the rest of your days.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Green to Grow?
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I love a bunch of greens. This year my favorite was quinoa greens. Here's a link to an article about growing both quinoa and amaranth, both for greens and seed. http://www.saltspringseeds.com/scoop/powerfood.htm. And here's a link with picture, of Red Head Quinoa, which is what I grew:
http://www.wildgardenseed.com/index.php ... 85slugrec6

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Green to Grow?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:42 am 
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that quinoa is gorgeous. looks like something the cockatiel would go nuts for. i'll have to investigate and try.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Green to Grow?
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Freaking tatsoi man. So delicious.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Green to Grow?
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For the arugala, do you need to cut it back before winter if you want it to come back in spring? I grew it for the first time this year, or this is my first time gardening this year at all rather, and had success with arugala, but I would love it if it came back.

Its hard to choose a favorite but since I planted many types of greens and the only ones I had much luck with were arugala, kale and baby bok choy, those are my favorites.


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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Green to Grow?
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I like my kale. All the other greens seem to get instantly devoured by the cutworms and grasshoppers, but they don't seem much interested in the kale. It's the most low maintenance thing in my garden.

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 Post subject: Re: Favorite Green to Grow?
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We had silverbeet (chard) the size of elephant ears last night.

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