Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mâche Mania

Veggie gardens are waking up in Vancouver. In my front yard, these things have sprung up or survived: shallots (the small green spikes), garlic (the larger allium on the right), varieties of greens, and mâche (the lettuce-like plants with the solid leaves). The greens and mâche have sprung up from seed.
I have more mâche plants that have sprung up along the rocks lining a path.
And how many are growing around this over-wintering kale?
And to think I left only one mâche plant go to seed in this plot...

Not to worry, this particular green is valued in Parisian markets because it is one of the earliest local ones!

1 comment:

Mark said...

It's so nice to see your garden come alive. And to think that we're bracing for snow tomorrow into Thursday morning! We do have a variety of greens growing in the dining room, the seed potatoes can be planted almost any time now and I started five varieties of tomatoes last week, too late, but I just couldn't get around to doing it on time. It will be interesting to see how the Amishland seeds grow and produce. I'm trying not to set my expectations too high. I don't know anything about mache. I must read about it then try to find it. It looks good!