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May 21st Fantastic turn out, and another sell-out show. Way too much fun 🙂
May 7th Opening was a blast. Sell-out show.
We had a great time at the farmers market this month. We would like to thank everyone at the Willistown Conservation Trust. Everything was as beautiful as it could be. Fantastic turn out at the Market in the Meadow! Check them out here: https://wctrust.org/events/market-in-the-meadow/
All of our packaging is compostable and plant based. Even our stickers and ink.
How about an edible flower salad of Cleopatra Sage (Salvia splendens), Tickseed (Coreopsis), Purple Radish Microgreens, and some parsley fresh picked from the garden.
Back in 2017 we grew a small stand of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) just small enough to make one quart of simple syrup for cocktails or sodas. So worth it. It’s the little things in life, and one reason I love nano growing.
Red Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) my friends. There is so much to say about the health benefits of this particular micorgreen that I could just go on forever so let’s just bring up a few aspects. She is a Brassica so she is related to Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, and others. Heart healthy, and super high in vitamin C. This plant also helps prevent certain types of cancer, so with just those few details, you can see its a real super food.
I love all the little fun things about working in a garden. Here we attracted some parsley caterpillars to our parsley plant. We saved them to keep them safe from the birds, and they emerged as glorious Eastern Black Swallowtails (Papilio polyxenes). We let them out, and off they went.
It’s not a cocoon, it is called a chrysalis.
I would like to show you my microgreens set-up. This bad boy does it all. Lights, water, and spectacular air flow. Everything perfectly timed to deliver the best possible environment for my little babies.
Here we have Cleopatra sage (Salvia splendens). She is a great attracter of butterflies, and hummingbirds. Who wouldn’t be attracted to this bright red glowing flower? She has edible flowers that are sweet at first then ends with a nice bitter note. I will sprinkle on a salad later on tonight. I didn’t grow near enough to take to market so I will enjoy this one with my wife. I guess this would be nano nano cultivation..?
My friends, I show you the beautiful Buena Mulata Pepper. Her heat is like that of a cayenne pepper. Coming in at around 30,000 to 50,000 SHUs. The story goes that Horace Pippin, an afro-american folk artist in the 1930’s and 40’s handed these pepper seeds down. He helped to keep them around. I have not yet tasted these as it is the first time that I grew them.
Here is one of Horace Pippin’s paintings. I imaging that she is cooking with some of Horace’s peppers.
I don’t know about you, but I love salmon, and I love it even more with a mustard sauce. If you sprinkle in some super nutritious oriental mustard greens you add a big kick in the spice department. They were a huge hit at our last farmers market. I can’t live with out them.
Working hard in the South Philly heat. This is the Capitolo Community Garden. I concentrated on medicinals, and was able to make strong medicine with esoteric methods using copper, and quartz crystals.
Here is a great tray of China Rose Radish. These little guys are high Vitamin E. An excellent antioxidant which removes free radicals that damage the cells structure. Very high in Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, and C. Minerals that support health are also present, such as Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Folate, Magnesium, and even Calcium.
“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.” – Claude Monet