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This year’s Norwegian heritage potatoes

This is the second year we’ve grown the ten  (new) virus-cleaned mini-seed potato varieties made available every year through the national Norwegian program, managed by Norwegian Seed Savers (KVANN), to conserve our potato heritage.  These have been grown in KVANNs vegetable sanctuary at Væres Venner Community garden.  These will be used as seed potatoes for next year!  In order to try to restrict the spread of disease, those receiving the mini-tubers are not allowed to pass them on or swap them!
In the picture below, the following varieties are seen:
Top row:  Truls, Shetland Black, Tysk Blå, Hroars Drege, Gjernes Potet
Bottom row: Røde fra Skjåk, Beate, Ivar, Kerrs Pink Blå, Brage

Last year’s potatoes are seen in the following link:

Potato harvest at Væres Venner

Walk and talk at Jøssåsen

I enjoyed my visit to Jøssåsen Landsby (Camphill Village) here in Malvik in the inland higher part of Malvik kommune. It’s too long since I visited!  Inger Line Ødegård, who is also KVANN’s (Norwegian Seed Savers) events secretary, had invited me up to do a walk and talk about the edible wild and cultivated plants. Inger Line is working at Jøssåsen as part of her biodynamic BINGN education.
We found both planted Hosta, Daylilies and Hops  around the houses. We also found many wild edibles, notably burdock (Arctium tomentosum), alpine bistort (harerug), caraway (karve) and sorrel (engsyre). We talked about the huge potential of growing perennial vegetables in higher areas like Jøssåsen and KVANN’s Sansai group which are trialling perennials in mountain areas.
After the walk, Inger Line showed me the vegetable gardens and greenhouse which she has responsibility for.

KVANN at the Ringve Botanical Garden Open Day

On Sunday 16th June 2019, KVANN (Norwegian Seed Savers) had a stand at the open day at the Ringve Botanical Garden in Trondheim! There were record crowds and good weather and many edimentals passed on to new owners! We sold about 30 different plants! We went plastic free which went very well! Plants were dug up the same morning and the almost bare-root plants were kept moist in glass jars and packed for customers in newspaper, writing the name of each plant on newspaper. We had a full grown flowering Angelica (KVANN) plant on display and both Bordalen and Markusteigen lines of Voss Angelica (see my book) / Vossakvann seedlings were sold. Many people thought the Angelica plant was a Tromsøpalme (similar to Giant Hogweed) and were amazed to see the difference in size between the seedlings and (2 years older), the full grown plant.
Thanks for Meg and Elizabeth for helping out on the stand!
We could have doubled the number of ramsons (ramsløk) plants which sold out quickly!
Thanks also to all the members who came along! Plants were half price for members!

KVANN på Væres Venner 28. mai 2019

Jeg har nå utvidet KVANNs hage på Væres Venner Felleshagen (Trondheim) og igår plantet opp følgende:
1) Årets virusrensete miniknoller av norske potet: Tysk Blå, Hroar’s Dege, Shetland Black, Gjernes Potet, Kerr’s Pink Blå, Beate, Truls, Ivar, Raude fra Skjåk og Brage
2) Frøplanter av Carolus poteten (true seed); resistent sort
3) Potet under halm (delvis mot kveke): 15 sorter inkl. fjorårets miniknoller
4) Et nytt bed (snudd opp ned for hånd mot kveke) med diverse flerårige kales (flatbladet grønnkål) fra frø: Daubenton x Pentland Brig / Nero di Toscana grex; Pentland Brig (OP), Asturian Tree Kale, Cottager’s Kale (OP) og Daubenton x late purple flowering broccoli (min krysning, OP)

KVANN’s Annual Meeting Weekend: Day 3 visit to Væres Venner

Here are a few pictures from our Sunday afternoon visit to the Community Garden at Væres Venner where KVANN are establishing both a so-called Vegetable Sanctuary for old and new vegetables, nut trees, fruit and various other useful plants. We are also developing a so-called World Garden (Verdenshagen). It was a work day in the garden for the members and our group where given the background to the garden by Sølvi Kvam and  Marina Görtz who is developing a biodiversity garden for the bees and much more and featuring a garden of old Norwegian garden perennials.
KVANN’s Fruktlaug (Fruit group) brought  a selection of old apple trees to be planted in the garden and Eirik Lillebøe Wiken is seen in some of the pictures informing about the different trees and grafting techniques!
Thanks to Sølvi for some of the pictures.

KVANN’s Annual Meeting Weekend: Days 1 and 2

Seed: The Untold Story

During the first weekend in May 2019, about 30 members of KVANN (Norwegian Seed Savers) assembled in Trondheim for our Annual meeting weekend!

Thanks to Kjell Hødnebø, Bell Batta Torheim, Lone Dybdal, Berit Børte, Ane Mari Aakernes and Anders Nordrum for providing pictures!

On the Friday evening, we showed the film Seed: The Untold Story, a thought provoking film about the importance of diversity, the tragedy of industrial agriculture and multinational seed companies and hope! The picture on the screen shows one of the most important seed savers in the history of Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) in the US, Will Bonsall!  In my 2003 SSE Year Book, he offers a staggering 2,133 different grains and vegetables including 80 Jerusalem Artichokes, 503 potatoes, 76 radishes, 55 barley and 279 beans! This is Mr. Diversity (see below for his full listings in 2003)!

Saturday morning was KVANN’s Annual Meeting, again in the meeting room of the Administration building at the Ringve Botanical Garden (Trondheim) where I have an office:

After lunch, we had a series of talks, first from Vibekke Vange, leader of the Botanical Garden, a general introduction to the garden and work done on conservation of plant genetic resources.

After a great veggie lunch delivered by Persilleriet,
Bell Batta Torheim from Landbruks- og matdepartementet (Ministry of Agriculture and Food) gave an informative talk about international work in FAO with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the  Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture:


Next up was Anders Nordrum of datsja.no, who gave an engaging talk about the almost total lack of food preparedness in Norway and what each of us can do about this. To learn more about Anders who lives in the Norwegian mountains in Valdres, I’ve written about his Preparedness garden here (in Norwegian):   http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=22065

Anders is one of two leaders in KVANN’s group (laug) working on garlic and has also just started testing how well a selection of perennial vegetables grow at his mountain summer farm at over 900m above sea level (he has successfully grown garlic here).

The final talk was by Morten Rasmussen of the Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre who KVANN collaborate closely with…in fact it was they that founded the movement back in 2005 (Planteklubbene; a series of plant clubs dedicated to saving old traditional varieties of useful plants). He gave an update on national work on plant genetic resources.

After the talks, Vibekke guided us around the botanical garden with focus on their work on plant genetic resources including the collection of old ornamentals and herbs from mid-Norway, the Renaissance Garden, containing only plants mentioned in Norway’s first gardening book Horticultura from the 1690s and the new Allium garden which I have the responsibility for and gave an introduction to in just about the worst weather our area can provide at this time of year, see https://www.facebook.com/beritboslo/videos/10219078174126065/

After the walk, the Annual meeting dinner was also provided by Persilleriet and for many of us the “short” presentations made by each of the participants after dinner was the highlight of the day! What was planned to be a quick half an hour around the table presentation turned into two hours, illustrating what an amazing diverse group of people that were present!

Grand Opening of The Edible Garden Permaculture LAND Centre

Grand Opening of The Edible Garden Permaculture LAND Centre

(Thanks to Berit Børte, Kjell Hødnebø, Lone Dybdal, Elin Mar, Bell Batta Torheim, Inger Line Skurdal Ødegård and Margaret M. Anderson for the pictures )
Sunday 5th May was a cold showery day here in Malvik and the 3rd day of KVANN’s (Norwegian Seed Savers) annual meeting weekend in Trondheim and Malvik. This was also the day of the official opening of my garden as a Permaculture LAND centre, which was celebrated by a primula ribbon cutting ceremony and the LAND multi-species salad (how many ingredients? See below!). Meg had decorated the  gate for the occasion, now a permanent feature:

25 participants from all over Norway met in the garden at 10:30. Due to the weather,  we moved inside where I gave an introduction to how the garden had developed into a permaculture Forest Garden despite the fact that I knew nothing of permaculture principles! The rain eased off, so we moved outside for a walk and talk around the garden with focus on the plants. The album below shows some of the plants we talked about:

I had got up at 6 am to pick the ingredients for the multi-species salad we made for lunch (all 146 ingredients) to celebrate the garden’s LAND status!
LAND:   Learning And Network Demonstration network – a  network of permaculture sites.  Sites are set up to show permaculture in practice to visitors and volunteers in a safe, accessible and inspiring way. There are a number of requirements to receive LAND certification, one of which was that I had to have a PDC (Permaculture Design Certificate) which I took in 2017, sharing the teaching with Jan Bang (yes, I taught myself the plants part of the course!)

In Norway – http://www.permakultur.no/land  (Læring, Aktivitet, Nettverk og Demonstrasjon)
In the UK – https://www.permaculture.org.uk/land-centres

Before lunch, we had the official LAND opening ceremony for the Edible Garden, introduced by Eirik Lillebøe Wiken
of the Norwegian Permaculture Association,

See Berit’s FB video: https://www.facebook.com/beritboslo/videos/10219097282043751   followed by our living ribbon-cutting ceremony!

The ribbon had been expertly made by Meg Anderson from flower shoots of Primula hybrids (cowslip, primrose, oxlip / marianøkleblom, kusymre, hagenøkleblom) :-)

There was then a joint effort in my kitchen to put the salad together:

THE LAND SALAD (146 ingredients)
Aegopodium podograria
Agastache foeniculum
Alchemilla mollis
Alium carolinianum
Alliaria petiolata; Flower Tops
Allium “Summer Beauty”
Allium ampeloprasum
Allium amphibolum
Allium caeruleum
Allium cernuum
Allium cernuum “Pink Giant”
Allium cernuum x stellatum “Hammer”
Allium cyaneum
Allium douglasii
Allium fistulosum
Allium fistulosum “Gribovskiy 21”
Allium flavescens
Allium flavum “Blue Leaf”
Allium flavum “nana”
Allium hymennorhizum
Allium hymenorhizum (var truncatifolium?)
Allium jajla
Allium karataviense
Allium nutans “Caroline”
Allium nutans “Slizun”
Allium oleraceum
Allium oreophilum
Allium paradoxum var normale
Allium paradoxum var paradoxum
Allium sativum (garlic)
Allium schoenoprasum “Black Island Blush” ; Flower buds
Allium schoenoprasum “Black Island Blush” ; Leaves
Allium schoenoprasum #1
Allium schoenoprasum #2
Allium schoenoprasum #3
Allium schoenoprasum #4
Allium schoenoprasum #5
Allium schoenoprasum #6
Allium scorodoprasum
Allium splendens
Allium validum
Allium victorialis “Granvin”
Allium x cornutum
Allium x proliferum “Bergstua”
Allium x prolifrum “Amish Topset”
Allium zebdanense
Angelica “Vossakvann”
Angelica spp.
Arabis alpina
Arabis alpina
Arabis caucasica “Pink”
Artemisia dracunculus sativa “German”
Asparagus officinalis
Atriplex hortensis “Rubra”
Barbara vulgaris
Barbarea vulgaris variegata
Begonia heracleifolia; Flowers
Beta vulgaris flavescens “Swiss Chard”
Brassica napa “Turnip tops”
Brassica oleracea “Walsall Allotments perennial kale”
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #1
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #2
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #3
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #4
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #5
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #6
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #7
Brassica oleracea Perennial Kale #8
Brassica oleracea x (Bed 7) #1 sort
Brassica oleracea x (Bed 7) #2
Campanula rapunculoides
Campanula trachelium
Cardamine pentaphyllos
Carum carvi (caraway)
Chamerion angustifolium
Cichorium intybus #1
Cichorium intybus #2
Cichorium intybus #3
Cichorium intybus #4
Claytonia virginica; Flowers
Claytonia virginica; Leaves
Coriandrum sativum; Leaves
Crambe martima
Hablitzia tamnoides
Hemerocallis dumortieri; Flower buds
Honckenya peploides
Hosta sieboldiana Ex- Mira
Houttuynia cordata #1
Houttuynia cordata #2
Houttuynia cordata #3
Hydrophyllum virginianum
Hylotelephium var.
Leucanthemum vulgare
Levisticum officinale
Ligularia fischeri
Lunaria annua
Lunaria rediviva Flor
Malva alcea
Malva moschata
Melissa officinalis
Mentha #1
Mentha #2
Meum athamaticum
Myrrhis odorata
Olea europaea (oliven)
Origanum vulgare #1
Origanum vulgare #2
Origanum vulgare #3
Oxalis acetosella
Oxalis tuberosa “Oca”; Leaves
Phyteuma spicata
Primula denticulata
Primula veris Red
Primula vulgaris
Primula x ; Flowers
Primula x ; Leaves
Rhodiola rosea
Rhododendron mucronulatum; Flowers
Ribes spp. #1; Flowers
Ribes spp. #2; Flowers
Rumex acetosa
Rumex patientia
Rumex scutatus
Rumex scutatus “Silver Shield”
Rumex acetosa Russian #1
Rumex acetosa Russian #2
Rumex acetosa Russian #3
Rumex acetosa Russian #4
Rumex acetosa Russian #5
Rumex acetosa Russian #6
Rumex acetosa ssp vinealis
Scorzonera hispanica
Sedum “Carl”
Sium sisarum
Sonchus oleraceus
Taraxacum “Moss-leaved”
Taraxacum #1
Taraxacum albidum
Tragopogon pratensis
Trillium erectum “Burgundy”
Trillium grandiflorum ’Pink’
Tulipa fosteriana purissisima; Flowers
Tulipa viridiflora “Esperanto”
Tulipa x gesneriana “Pilot” (syn Tulipa norvegica); Flowers
Viola canadense
Viola hybrida “Yellow” ; Flowers
+ (not grown locally!):
Olea europaea (olive)


Væres Venner status

Jeg holdte vedlagt presentasjon denne uken om status med KVANNs første hagene hos Væres Venner like utenfor Trondheim (Ranheim).
Vi trenger flere som har lyst å hjelpe til…ta gjerne kontakt isåfall!
Vi besøker hagen under KVANNs årsmøte helg 5. mai! Alle er velkommen!

English: This is a presentation of the first year’s work and status of KVANN’s (Norwegian Seed Savers) new gardens at the Væres Venner Community Garden in Trondheim. Pictures of both the World Garden and Vegetable Sanctuary are shown.

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Welcome to my new seed trade list for 2018-19.
16, 17 and 18 in brackets indicates the harvesting year for the seed. Concerning seed quantity: as I don’t have many plants of each species, seed quantity is limited in most cases. Therefore, for some species you may only get a few seeds. Many species are harvested in my garden. Others are surplus from trade and purchase. OUT: Means out of stock.  NB! Cultivars do not always come true. I offer them anyway, but no guarantees to what you will get!  NB! Traditional vegetables are at the end of the list with (mostly) common English names first.
NOTE: I don’t sell seed and I won’t be doing many trades this winter due to a busy schedule. However, I offer all plus many more to members of Norwegian Seed Savers (KVANN) through our spring (February) year book and autumn catalogue. To become a member go to http.//kvann.org and click on “Bli medlem”. It costs kr. 250 / year plus postage and packing.
For trades, I am mainly interested in uncommon hardy perennials, but I may also be interested in annuals.
NB! Not all plants in this list are edible, although almost all are!

Botanical Name (year of harvest)

Aconitum heterophyllum (16) Poisonous
Aconitum lycoctonum (17) Poisonous
Adenophora khasiana  (17)
Adenophora lilliifolia  (17)K
Adenophora pereskiifolia (17)
Adenophora remotiflora (17)
Adenophora tashiroi  (17)
Adenophora triphylla v japonica (17)
Adenostyles alpina (17)
Akebia quinata (17)
Alcea nudiflora (16)
Alcea rosea (18)
Allium aflatunense (18)
Allium altyncolicum (18)
Allium amphibolum (16)
Allium atroviolaceum (18)K
Allium barsczewskii (18)
Allium caeruleum (16)
Allium caesium Ex-Kyrgyzstan  (16)
Allium calocephalum (17)
Allium carinatum pulchellum (18)K
Allium carinatum pulchellum “Album” (18)K
Allium cernuum mix (17) K
Allium cernuum ‘Tall Mix’ (17)K
Allium cyathophorum (16) Yunnan, China
Allium darwasicum (16)
Allium decipiens (18) Type 1
Allium decipiens (18) Type 2
Allium decipiens ssp. quercetorum (17)K
Allium delicatulum (16)
Allium denudatum (16)
Allium dodecandontum (18)
Allium drummondii (16)
Allium douglasii (16)
Allium erubescens (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Gribovskij 21” (18)K
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Svenskelauk” (17) (Norwegian heirloom onion)
Allium flavescens (18) (Open pollinated hybrid)
Allium flavum “Blue Leaf” (18,17)K
Allium globosum (18)
Allium hymenorrhizum (16)
Allium insubricum (16)
Allium jajlae (16)
Allium jesdianum ssp angustitepalum (16)
Allium korolkowii (18)
Allium kwakense (18)
Allium leucanthum (16)
Allium longicuspis (18)K From Kyrgyzstan
Allium macranthum (18)K
Allium mairei (18)K
Allium maximowiczii (18)K
Allium moly var bulbilliferum
Allium narcissiflorum (17)K
Allium nevii (18)
Allium nutans “Ex-Berkutenko” (18)
Allium nutans “Isabelle” (16) K
Allium nutans “Lena” (17) K
Allium nutans / flavescens hybrid? (Kazakhstan) (white flowers) (17, 16)K
Allium ovalifolium (17)
Allium ovalifolium var. leuconeurum (17)K
Allium pallasii (18,16)
Allium paniculatum (18)
Allium paradoxum normale (17) Two accessions
Allium cf. petraeum (18)
Allium petraeum Ex-Kyrgyzstan (16)
Allium przewalskianum Ex-Kyrgyzstan (16) 3 accessions from China!
Allium pskemense x cepa (18)K
Allium “Purple Sensation” (17)K
Allium rubens Ex-Kazakhstan (16)
Allium rubens (17)
Allium sarawschanicum (16)
Allium schoenoprasoides Ex-Kazakhstan (16)
Allium schoenoprasum “Bergsbygrenda” (17) Norwegian heirloom
Allium schoenoprasum “Black Pedicels” (17, 16)K
Allium schubertii (17)
Allium senescens x nutans hybrids (Ex-Mark McDonough) (16)
Allium senescens x nutans “Broad leaf” (Ex-Mark McDonough) (17, 16)K
Allium spirale (18)
Allium splendens (16)
Allium stenodon (18)K
Allium stipitatum? (16)
Allium stipitatum “Album” (16)
Allium stipitatum “Goliat” (18, 17)K
Allium strictum (17)K
Allium suworowii (18)
Allium thunbergii “Ozawa”(17)
Allium tauricola (16)
Allium tuberosum(18)
Allium tulipifolium (18)
Allium victorialis ‘Granvin, SW Norway’ (18) Wild collected
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Hopen, Norway’ (17)K
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Lofoten’ (18,16)K
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Ringve’ (18)K
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Røst’ (18, 17)K
Allium victorialis “Tei, Japan” (18)K
Allium wallichii (17,18)K  Several OP accessions
Alnus viridis crispa var mollis (18)K
Althaea officinalis (17) 2 accessions
Amaranthus chlorostachys (18, 17)K
Anemone rivularis (18)
Angelica archangelica ssp archangelica v. Majorum “Vossakvann” (18)K (Voss Angelica) “Bordalen” plus one other accession
Angelica arguta (18)K Wild collected in Oregon
Angelica sylvestris “Vicar’s Mead” (18)K
Arabis alpina (18,17)K
Aralia californica (18,17)K
Aralia cordata (17) Several accessions
Asphodelus albus (18)
Aster ageratoides “Adustus Nanus” (16)
Athyrium felix-femina (16)
Atriplex hortensis rubra (17, 16)K
Barbarea verna (17)
Barbarea vulgaris (16)
Basella alba “Red” (16)
Beta maritima (17) from Cornwall, UK
Boehmeria tricuspis (18)
Bryonia alba (17)
Buddleja davidii (18)
Bunias erucago (17)
Calamintha nepeta “White Cloud” (16)
Caltha palustris himalensis (18)
Campanula alliarifolia (17)K
Campanula cervicaria (17)K
Campanula glomerata “Alba”(17)K
Campanula latifolia “Purple White Ladies” (18)
Campanula medium (17)
Campanula persicifolia “Alba Coronata”” (15)
Campanula punctata hondoensis (16)
Campanula rapunculus (17)
Caragana arborescens (16)
Cardamine uliginosa (17)
Cardiocrinum spp (16) Japan
Caucalis platycarpos (16)
Centaurea aspera (16)
Chelidonium majus (18)K
Chenopodium giganteum (17)
Chenopodium formosanum (17)K (Taiwanese Quinoa)
Chondrilla juncea (17)S
Cicerbit alpina (18)K
Cicerbita plumieri (18)
Cirsium canum (17)K
Cirsium eriophorum (17)K
Cirsium erisithales  (16)
Cirsium heterophyllum (17) K Wild, Malvik
Cirsium japonicum (18)
Cirsium tuberosum (17)K
Claytonia virginiana (18)K
Clematis alpina (18)
Clinipodium chinense v parviflorum (17)  From Japan
Clinipodium vulgare (18)
Clintonia borealis (17)K
Codonopsis grey-wilsonii “Himal Snow” (18)
Commelina tuberosa (16)
Conopodium majus (18)K
Crambe cordifolia (18) K
Crambe maritima (18,17)K
Darmera peltata (17)
Dianthus albus (17)K
Dipsacus japonicus (16)
Disporum smithii (16)
Dracocephalum integrifolium (16)
Dystaenia takesimina (18)K
Echinochloa esculenta (17)K
Elaeagnus umbellata (17)K From Hurdal, Norway
Epilobium latifolium (16)
Elschscholtzia californica (17)
Elsholtzia ciliata (18,17)S
Eupatorium cannabinum (17)K
Fedia cornucopiae (18, 16)S,K
Fragaria vesca “ECOS” (17)
Fragaria virginiana “ECOS” (17)
Fuertesimalva limensis (17)
Geranium thunbergii (17)
Girardinia cuspidata (17)
Girardinia septentrionalis (17)
Gladiolus imbricatus (16)
Hablitzia tamnoides (Mixed) (18)K
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus (18)K
Hosta “Frances Williams”  (H. sieboldiana “blood”) (18,17)K
Hosta sieboldiana Ex-Mira (17)K
Hosta sieboldiana Mix (18)K
Hosta gracilima (18)
Hypericum perforatum (17)K
Hyssopus officinale (18)
Inula helenium (17)K
Ipomoea aquatica (17)K
Kalimeris incisa “Madiva” (17, 16)
Laserpitium siler (18)
Lavatera arborea variegata (17)K
Lepidium latifolium (18)K
Leucanthemum maximum “Alaska” (16)
Leucanthemum x superbum “Marconi” (16)
Levisticum officinale (18)K
Ligularia dentata “Desdemona” (18)
Ligularia fischeri (18, 17)K
Lycopus asper (17)
Malva verticillata (17)S
Malva mohileviensis (18,17)K
Malva moschata “Wild fro Kløfta, Norway” (17)
Malva subovata (17)
Malva sylvestris “Braveheart” (16)
Marrubium vulgare (16)
Mertensia ciliata (18,17)K
Mertensia paniculata (18)K
Molopospermum peloponnesiacum (18)K
Nectaroscordum siculum (17)
Nepeta x fassenii “Six Hills Giant” (3 seeds)K
Orychophragmus violaceus (17)K
Oxyria digyna (18)K
Papaver somniferum “Mix” (17)K
Patrinia triloba v. takeuchiana (17)K
Persicaria virginiana “Painter’s Palette” (17)
Peucedanum terebinthaceum (17)
Phyteuma nigra (18)K
Phyteuma orbiculare (18,17)K
Phytolacca americana (18)K
Podophyllum emodi (17)K
Polygonatum odoratum “Chollipo” (17)
Polygonum divaricatum (17)K
Prenanthes purpurea (17)K
Primula elatior “Magenta” (17)
Primula kewensis (17)
Primula sieboldii Mix (17)
Prunella vulgaris “Pagoda” (17)K
Pycnanthemum muticum (15)
Rhodiola rosea (17)K
Rhus typhina (16)K
Ribes mandschuricum (18)K
Ribes petraeum biebersteinii (16)K
Rubus idaeus “Sunset” (17)
Rubus occidentalis “Black Hawk” (17, 16) K
Rubus occidentalis “Bristol” (17) K
Rubus phoenicolasius (17)K
Rumex acetosa “Belleville” (17, 16)
Rumex acetosa “Krupolistny” (17)K
Rumex acetosa “Shirokolistny” (18)K
Rumex patientia (18,17)K
Rumex sanguineus (17)K
Rumex scutatus “Wild” (18)K
Rumex scutatus “Silver Leaved”  (18)K
Rumex vesicarius (18) K
Sanguisorba canadensis (17)K
Sanguisorba minor (17)K
Sanguisorba officinalis (17)K
Sanguisorba officinalis “Tanna” (17)K
Sanguisorba stipulata (17)
Sanguisorba tenuifolia “Purpurea” (17)K
Saponaria officinalis “Pink” (18)K
Saxifraga fortunei  “Akibare”(17)
Saxifraga fortunei “Fukujyu”  (17)
Scabiosa japonica var alpina (17)
Sidalcea oregana (17)
Sideritis syriaca (18, 17)K
Silene latifolia (18)
Sinapis alba (17)S
Sium sisarum (18)K (Skirret)
Smilax hispida (17)K
Sonchus oleraceus “Giant Oregon” (16)S
Sonchus palustris (17) K
Stachys palustris (17) from Hurdal
Streptopus amplexifolius (18)K
Taraxacum ceratophorum (18)K
Taraxacum officinale “Moss-leaved” (18)K
Taraxacum pseudoroseum (18, 16)K
Taraxacum rubifolium (18, 17)K (Red-leaved dandelion)
Thalictrum aquilegifolium (18)
Thalictrum delavayi (17)
Thlaspi arvense (17) K
Tigridia pavoniana (17)K
Tradescantia ohiensis (18)K
Tricyrtis spp.  (17)K
Trillium erectum “Cream” (17)
Urtica galeopsifolia (18) (Almost) stingless
Urtica gracilis (17)
Valeriana officinalis (17)K
Viola cornuta Alba (17)


Bean ”Armenian Asparagus Bean” (14)K
Bean ”Klosterbønner” (17)K Norwegian heirloom (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Bean ”Turkish Beans from Geitmyra” (14)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Dietrich’s” (15) (Flowering turnip tops)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Foglia d’ulivo” (16) (Flowering turnip tops)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Sessantina” (16) (Flowering turnip tops)
Burdock (15) (5 different Japanese varieties) (15)
Celery “Red  stem” (15)
Chicory “Barba di Cappuccino” (15)
Chicory “Bianca” (15)
Chicory “Catalogna Frastagliata” (15)
Chicory “Di Chiavari” (15)
Chicory “Etardo” (17)
Chicory “Orchidea Rossa” (13)
Chicory “Rossa vi Verona sel. Arca” (18)
Chicory “Selvatico da Campo” (15)
Chicory “Variegata di lusia (precoce)” (15)
Chinese Cabbage “Heading” (14) (Japanese seed)
Endive “Cornet de Bordeaux” (16)
Kale “Couve Galega” (18)K  Two accesions
Kale “Helgoland Kale” (18) K
Lamb’s Lettuce “Baron” (16)
Lettuce “Cocarde” (17)
Lettuce “Freckles” (17)
Lettuce “Navarra” (17)
Lettuce “Oakleaf” (17)
Lettuce “Red Salad Bowl” (16)
Lettuce “Rossa Ricciolina da Taglio” (16)
Lettuce “Ruby Gem” (16)
Lettuce “Summer Bibb” (16)
Lettuce “Senorita” (17)
Lettuce “Tuska” (17)
Mustard Greens ‘’Giant Red”  (18)K
Oriental Greens ‘Choy Sum Purple’ (15)
Oriental Greens ‘Choy Sum Purple Flowering’ (15)
Oriental Greens ‘Early Mibuna’ (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Frilly’ (13)
Oriental Greens ‘Green Wave” (13)
Oriental Greens ‘Kekkya Takana” (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Misome’ (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Mispoona’ (16)
Oriental Greens “Red Mizuna”  (14)
Oriental Greens “Red Streaked Mizuna”  (14)
Oriental Greens “Southern Giant”  (13)
Oriental Greens “Swollen Stem Tsai Tsai Round” (12)
Oriental Greens “Xue li Hong” (14)
Parsnip (18)K
Pea “Carlin Pea” (18)K
Pea “Golden Sweet” (17)K
Pea “Robinson” (18)K
Pea “Salmon Flowered Crown Pea” (18, 17, 16)K
Quinoa “Stephe” (18)K
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Dragon’s Tooth” (16)K
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Wildfire” (16)K
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Rustic Arugula” (16)K
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Rustic Style” (16)K
Rocket (Diplotaxis erucoides) “Wasabia Arugula” (16)K
Turnip “Purple Top Milan” (17)


Væres Venner Community Garden 29th August 2018

I worked a couple of hours extending KVANNs garden at Væres Venner community garden in Trondheim this week…I have some 50 perennials waiting for a temporary place until next year. I also cut down the vegetation in the rest of KVANNs area in preparation to cover with the thick paper donated by the Ranheim Paper&Board factory and straw from a neighbouring farmer!
The quinoa is approaching maturity and I harvested some more broad beans (bondebønner)! It seems that the soil is fertile (no compost or other fertiliser was added)
See the video: