Instructor: Jim Phillips (view profile)
Guest: Carol Deppe
Carol’s focus, in her book and in the classes she teaches, is helping people become “Resilient Gardeners” like her. From Carol we’ll learn about the importance of growing and using the nutrition-packed leafy greens and rediscovering “pot herbs”. Her greens are different than what most “good-times” gardener’s grow for their table; she skips over the common leaf lettuce, spinach and chard.
Some of her favorites include: shungiku, amaranth greens, magenta spreen, leaf radishes, alexanders, pea shoots, and garlic greens. Learn about her perennial leafy greens patch, filled with Egyptian multiplier onions, lovage, horseradish leaf, sorrel, and Scorzonera greens. Her table greens also include what typical gardeners call weeds: dandelion, chicory, lambsquarters, nettles, purslane.
Nutritious Greens to Go Along with Your Staples
Originally broadcast December 20, 2011
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