Author Archives: Irena

Five reasons I love Anise-Hyssop.

1. I consider Anise-hyssop one of the most underused of unusual salad greens.  It tastes like licorice, but in my opinion, better.  Its flavor is stronger than most common salad greens,  so you might want to chop the leaves up … Continue reading

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Seedlings being born

Most people find harvest to be the most enjoyable stage of growing a vegetable in your garden, but sowing seeds and watching them germinate can also be a lovely experience. When a seed starts to germinate, first it anchors itself … Continue reading

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A Heat-Tolerant Leafy Green Vegetable Disguised as a Flower

A wonderful surprise for us in our 2014 trial garden was Jewels of Opar. Last spring, when I planted a couple of pinches of these tiny seeds in a flat in our greenhouse, I certainly didn’t imagine we would harvest … Continue reading

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