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June in the Yarden

In Uncategorized on 05/31/2012 by jenn in the yarden Tagged:

I’ve no shame. I brashly cut and pasted the text below from Yvonne Savio’s blog:
Sow seeds of lima and snap beans, beets, carrots, celery, chard, chicory, chives, corn, cucumbers, eggplants, leeks, warm-season lettuces, melons, okras, green onions, peanuts, peppers, pumpkins, soybeans, warm-season spinaches, squashes, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes.

From this list, we will sow beans, carrots, lettuce, green onions, and spinach. We will also continue sowing Eli-turnips, and Kansas City-turnips. No, these are not new turnip varieties. They are ways of distinguishing between the kind that my son likes and the kind that I discovered in Kansas City last year. The former is best eaten roasted with olive oil. The latter is best eaten raw, that’s right, raw. The names on the seed package from Johnny’s Seed Company are “Hybrid Turnip Tokyo Cross F1” and “Hybrid Turnip Scarlet Queen Red Stems F1”. I know, the names are so botanical. Evenso, i urge you to try growing them!

Let’s see what Pat Welsh recommends we plant this month: the only item missing from Ms. Savio’s list is radishes. Yvonne! How could you leave out such a staple?! I remember the days when I was addicted to that little root crop!

Interestingly, neither of my gurus included a crop that i will consistently sow throughout the summer: basil! The Genovese variety from Franchi Seeds worked out so well last year, I will attempt to repeat the success and put up even more pesto!

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One Response to “June in the Yarden”

  1. We cannot leave out poor Radish! I have a great fondness for him 😉

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