Lunch Land Inventory
Lunch Land Plant List Updated Sporadically:
Nichols Garden Nursery
Garlic Sampler -
Silverskin Italian Late, Oregon Blue, Chesnok Red, Purple glazer, Bogatyr and Korean Red Garlic.
Chard Ruby Red Swiss
60 days; Pollination Type : Open pollinated. Crimson stalks have heavily crumpled leaves. A beautiful plant, grows 20 to 24." Often grown as an accent in perennial borders.
Shallot Bulbs French
This mild delectable, onion flavored bulb can add variety and subtlety to your cooking. Shallots can be fall or spring planted, however we ship only in the fall. Harvest in summer, dry thoroughly and store in a cool dry room. May be left in ground over winter
Mentha. Perennial. 15". Mint grown from seed is variable, with a flavor similar to spearmint but without the aromatic qualities of our spearmint plants. Nevertheless, our customers are persistent in their request for mint seed.
Egyptian or Walking Onions
These unique onions have a bulb that remains in the ground from one year to the next. as this "Mother Bulb" grows bigger, the onion bulbs on the top of the stems increase in size and numbe. Harvest the top set bulbs every year and you don't have to dig the mother bulb. If the stems fall over (walking) the topsets root and establish a new onion plant.
New Red Fire Lettuce
Open Pollinated. 55 days. Vigorous red leaved Grand Rapids/looseleaf. Holds well, good performance through entire summer, forming 12" long heads. Large leaves good for wraps. Sweet mild flavor. Tested free of Mosaic Virus.
2011 - 02- 19
Native to Pacific North West: East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale
Containers at Sidewalk Garden
Twinberry, Lonicera involucrata
Western Spirea, Spiraea douglasii
Serviceberry, Amelanchier alnifolia (D3+K farm)
Bleeding Heart, Dicentra formosa (T+E farm)
Evergreen Huckleberry, Vaccinium ovatum (T+E farm)
2011- 03-23 Sidewalk and Containers
Nichol's Garden Nursery
Horseradish, Maliner Kren, Armoracia rusticana.
The true Bohemian variety, large roots, striking spear shaped leaves. Horseradish needs to be planted early Spring. Till the garden and lay the roots horizontally. Cover the sets with 6-8 inches of soil. After the leaves appear fertilize with compost or a fertilizer of 10-10-10 ratio. During the growing season, crowns with multiple shoots form and the main root increases in diameter.
Harvest by digging the large central root and as much of the secondary root system as possible. Be sure to save side root for planting next year's crop. Dug roots can be stored in the refrigerator for many months if kept in a plastic bag so as not to dehydrate.
Basil, Greek Dwarf Spicy Globe, O. basilicum minimum
Annual/ 12" Sweetly fragrant tiny leaves, tight compact bushes with uniform growth. Plants form an almost perfect ball, very stylish in containers.
Onion, Red Wetherfield
Irish-Eyes via Naomi's Farm Supply
Beans from bean-reviews
Bean Helda Romano Pole
Nichols Garden Nursery: Open Pollinated. 70 days.
Often referred to as the "Italian Gourmet Bean". Twice the yields of other Romano varieties. 6' vines are loaded with 6"-10", flat-podded, tender green beans with a unique rich flavor. Good fresh, for green-shelling and canning. Superb for freezing. Brown seed.
Oregon Giant Bean - Pole Snap Sidewalk Neighbor-bed
Adaptive Seeds: This is the bean that introduced us to dual purpose beans. One of the best snap beans we have ever eaten. We like to cook them when they are big and still juicy, although at that point they have strings like an old traditional string bean. They are also tasty when smaller and stringless, but have a much milder flavor. You can use them as (huge) fresh shelling beans and for dry beans. Their pods shed off a fair amount of rain when drying down and the plants tolerate shade and cold wet weather very well. Most famous for being an Oregon heritage bean popular since the 1930's and it appeared to be lost recently. Our “genuine” strain comes from a local seed saver in Foster, Oregon who has been saving them for over 20 years.
Scarlet Runner Beans or Oregon Lima Bean
Phaseolus coccineus, the runner bean or scarlet runner bean since most varieties have red flowers and multicolored seeds.
It differs from the common bean in several respects: the cotyledons stay in the ground during germination, and the plant is a perennial vine with tuberous roots (though it is usually treated as an annual). This species originated from the mountains of Central America.
The green pods are edible whole but in some varieties (the scarlet runner) tend to become fibrous early, and only the seeds within are eaten. The seeds can be used fresh or as dried beans. The starchy roots are still eaten by Central American Indians. In the UK, the flowers are often ignored, or treated as an attractive bonus to cultivating the plant for the beans, whereas in the US the scarlet runner is widely grown for its attractive flowers by people who would never think of eating it.
FYI: Runner beans contain traces of the poisonous lectin, Phytohaemagglutinin, found in common beans and hence must be thoroughly cooked before consumption
Dragon's Lingerie Tongue Bush Snap Bean
Sidewalk Pentagon and Pot
The Dragon Tongue bean is a dual purpose bean, qualifying as a fresh pod bean as well as a dried legume. The bean has a warm cream color with vivid violet variegations throughout its stringless pod. Its shape is broad and the bean measures to an average of six inches in length. The pods are crisp and succulent. The entire bean can be eaten raw or cooked. When cooked, the bean looses its variegated colors.
That is a brief analysis of the beans that I had this year. I will probably be adding to this list next year or editing this a little as I go forward.