More March Sows
Moringa – I can remember when I was little, my mom would cook this vegetable in soups. She used both the leaves and the pods. I’m not sure if it will grow here in Zone 10, but I’m hoping it will. It doesn’t hurt to try. I bought the seeds from ECHO. I didn’t care much for the leaves, they were often bitter, but the insides of pods were always sweet and tender. According to LiveStrong.com, it’s rich in protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C. In 100 grams of moringa leaves, there is 2009 mg of calcium, more than 6 cups of calcium in milk.
Red cippolini onions – not much to say about these onions. I just had a few more seeds I tossed in some containers. I’m hoping they will grow at least to use them for green onions.
Green onions – i just threw some seeds around the strawberry pots. I’m not too concerned with these.
Thyme – I also planted some thyme last year, I only had one that survived. This takes forever to grow, so I’m planting more, hoping to get more up.
Lovage – This herbaceous plant grows pretty big. I started them a while ago, but neglected it. So I’m trying to start it up again. They can be used similar to celery and their stalks are hollow which can be used as a straw for those Bloody Mary drinks. That’s probably one of the main reasons why I want to try to grow it.
Oregano – The ones I planted last year with thyme are growing, but really slow!! I transplanted them into little pots and keeping them in the sun for now. Hopefully I’ll get something to harvest this summer.
Mustard greens – I didn’t have a good turn out when I planted this last year, although I planted them really cramped with the kale. I’m going to try to give them their own pot this time.