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Dandelion scape, bud and flower omelette

Sorry, but I ceremoniously sacrificed all the dandelion flowers, buds and scapes for a delicious omelette today…and what a wonderful view they had on their last day on earth!
Also in the dandeliomelette was chicory “Witloof” sprouts, an old Finnish shallot, garlic, thyme and the last of the wild buckwheat sprouts (løvetann, sikori,sjalott, hvitløk, timian og vill bokhvete)

Freedom for Palestine

The year’s first seed is as usual dandelion (løvetann), but this one is extra early as it was one of those forced indoors for the leaves.
The dandelion symbolises freedom and this seed head is ironically growing next to a wild food plant of the Palestinians, Cyclamen persicum on my windowsill (the leaves are cooked with rice and meat, or raw as salad according to a paper Alishtayeh, 2008: Traditional knowledge of wild edible plants used in Palestine; I haven’t tried yet).


Seed saving talk weekend

Thanks to KVANN (Norwegian Seed Savers) colleague Andrew McMillion for coming up to Trondheim to give his seed saving course for local KVANN and Væres Venner Community Garden members! 


…and there was time for a Malvik visit, a seed saving and breeding chat, a tour of my seed boxes and a little salad with Witloof chicory and dandelion pizza.

Salad ingredients: Celery, three chicory varieties, dandelion (including one flower), carrot, Japanese yams, Allium cernuum and Hablitzia (from the garden), Hristo’s onion (Allium flavescens x nutans?), oca (2 varieties), apple (Aroma), horseradish shoots,  garlic, chives, wild buckwheat shoots and turnip “Målselvnepe”

Chicory / dandelion pizza with 100% coarse wholegrain Svedjerug (rye) sourdough base!

…and my seed archive:

Hundreds of thousands of flower buds

There was a heavy heavy snow fall during the night – heavy in depth of snow and heavy in that the snow itself is wet and branches were bent down to the ground including this hazel growing next to the pathway into the house. Bringing the branches down to ground level I was astonished to see that it was completely covered in male catkins in bud, each of which will have around 250 flowers which will emerge as soon as it gets milder in a few weeks!
…and a few more pictures of the garden this morning:

THE NEW EDIMENTALS SEED TRADE LIST FOR 2023-2024

Welcome to my new seed trade list for 2023-24
21, 22, 23 indicate 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 (EX signifies that the seed were collected from that cultivar, but you won’t necessarilly get that). I offer them anyway, but no guarantees to what you will get! 
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). To become a member go to http.//kvann.no and click on “Bli med”. It costs kr. 300 / 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 navn and cultivar (Ex- indicates it may not breed true); English name; Norwegian name; Year seed was saved
Acaena inermis “Purpurea”; ; ; ; 22
Agastache “Ranveig Edholm”; Anise hyssop; Anisisop; ; 23 22
Agastache foeniculum ; Anise hyssop; Anisisop; ; 23
Agastache foeniculum “Aureum”; Golden Anise Hyssop; Gylden anisisop; ; 23
Agrimonia eupatoria; Vanlig åkermåne; Agrimony; ; 23
Alcea rosea “Dark”; Hollyhock; Stokkrose; ; 21
Alcea rosea “Rose Pink”; Hollyhock; Stokkrose; ; 21
Alisma plantago-aquatica; Great Water Plantain; Vassgro; ; 22
Allium amphibolum ; ; ; ; 21
Allium carinatum Pulchellum; Keeled Garlic; Rosenløk; ; 22
Allium carolinianum ; ; ; ; 23
Allium cepa ascalonicum “Finland”; Shallot; Sjalottløk; ; 22
Allium cernuum; Nodding onion; Prærieløk; Miks; 21
Allium cristophii; ; ; ; 22
Allium crenulatum; ; ; ; 22
Allium cyathophorum ; ; ; ; 21
Allium decipiens; ; ; ; 23
Allium douglasii ; Douglas’ onion; Douglas-løk; ; 23 21
Allium fistulosum ; Welsh onion; Pipeløk; Ex-Gribowskij; 21
Allium fistulosum ; Welsh onion; Pipeløk – takløk; Takløk fra Gudbrandsdalen; 21
Allium flavum ; Small Yellow Onion; Doggløk; Miks; 22 21
Allium flavum subsp tauricum; Small Yellow Onion; Doggløk; ; 21
Allium galanthum; ; ; ; 23
Allium henryi; Henry’s onion; Henrys-løk; ; 23 22
Allium hookeri var muliense; Yellow hooker’s onion; Gul hookersløk; ; 23 22
Allium jesdianum Ex-Purple King; ; ; Ex-Purple King; 21
Allium karataviense Ex-Ivory Queen; ; Gråløk; Ex-Ivory Queen; 21
Allium kirilovii; ; ; ; 23 22
Allium lenkoranicum; ; ; ; 23
Allium macranthum ; ; ; ; 23 22
Allium microdictyon; ; ; ; 23
Allium moly; Golden Garlic; Lili Leek; Gull-løk; ; 23 22
Allium narcissiflorum; ; ; ; 23 21
Allium nutans Ex-Lena; Siberian broader leaf onion; Sibirsk nikkeløk; ; 23 22
Allium obliquum ; Twistedleaf garlic; Tvistebladløk; ; 21
Allium ochotense (was victorialis) Ex-Reykjavik/Sakhalin; ; ; ; 23
Allium ochotense (was victorialis) Ex-Yuzawa Engei, Japan; ; ; ; 23
Allium ochotense (was victorialis) Ex-Kirovsk ; ; ; ; 23
Allium ochotense (was victorialis) Ex-Nagano, Japan; ; ; ; 23
Allium ovalifolium var. leuconervum ; ; ; ; 23 22
Allium pskemense x fistulosum; Wietse’s onion; Wietsesløk; ; 21
Allium rosenorum; ; ; ; 21
Allium rotundum subsp jajlae ; Sand leek; ; ; 23
Allium sativum “Aleksandra”; Garlic; Hvitløk; ; 23
Allium sativum “Arkus”; Garlic; Hvitløk; ; 23
Allium sativum “Cledor”; Garlic; Hvitløk; ; 23
Allium sativum “Estisk rød”; Garlic; Hvitløk; ; 23
Allium sativum “German Hardneck”; Garlic; Hvitløk; ; 23
Allium sativum “Ljubasha”; Garlic; Hvitløk; ; 23
Allium sativum “Lochiel”; Garlic; Hvitløk; ; 23
Allium sativum “Ornac”; Garlic; Hvitløk; ; 23
Allium sativum “Valdres”; Garlic; Hvitløk; ; 23
Allium schoenoprasoides ; ; ; ; 23 22
Allium schoenoprasum subsp sibiricum; Siberian chives; Sibirsk gressløk; Hokkaido; 21
Allium scorodoprasum; Sand leek; Bendelløk; skogløk; ; 22
Allium senescens; Siberian broadleaf onion; Sibirsk kantløk; ; 23
Allium stipitatum ; Persian shallot; Persisk sjalott; ; 23 22
Allium stipitatum Ex-Album; Persian shallot; Persisk sjalott; ; 21
Allium tripedale; ; ; ; 21
Allium tricoccon; Ramps; Ramps; ; 23
Allium tuberosum ; Chinese chives; Kinagressløk; ; 23 22
Allium tuberosum ; Chinese chives; Kinagressløk; ; 21
Allium tuberosum Ex- Alaska; Chinese chives; Kinagressløk; ; 21
Allium tuberosum Ex-Nien Hwa; Chinese chives; Kinagressløk; ; 21
Allium tuberosum Ex-Geisha; Chinese chives; Kinagressløk; ; 21
Allium ulleungense? (earler Allium victorialis); Ulleung Victory Onion; Ulleung-seiersløk; ; 21
Allium ursinum ; Ramsons; Ramsløk; ; 21
Allium validum ; Pacific onion; Stillehavsløk; ; 23 22
Allium victorialis Miks; Victory onion; Seiersløk; ; 23 22 21
Allium victorialis Ex-Ringve; Victory onion; Seiersløk; ; 23
Allium victorialis Ex-Landegode, Nordland.Norway; Victory onion; Seiersløk; ; 23
Allium victorialis Ex-Hopen, Nordland.Norway; Victory onion; Seiersløk; ; 23
Allium victorialis Ex- Alps; Victory onion; Seiersløk; ; 23
Allium victorialis Ex-Vestvågøy, Nordland.Norway; Victory onion; Seiersløk; ; 23
Allium victorialis Ex-Cantabria; Victory onion; Seiersløk; ; 23
Allium victorialis Ex-Massif Central, Alps; Victory onion; Seiersløk; ; 23
Allium victorialis Ex-Granvin, Vestland, Norway; Victory onion; Seiersløk; ; 23
Allium wallichii Miks; Sherpa onion; Sherpa-løk; Nepal-løk; ; 23 22 21
Amorphophallus konjac; Konjac; Konjac; ; 23
Angelica archangelica ssp archangelica v. Majorum “Markusteigen-line”; Voss Angelica; Vossakvann ; ; 23
Anredera cordifolia; Madeira Vine; ; ; 23
Anthriscus sylvestris Ex-Golden Fleece; Cow parsley; Hundekjeks; ; 23
Apium graveolens “Aberdeen Selection”; Celery; Selleri; ; 20
Apium graveolens “Giant Red”; Celery; Selleri; ; 19
Apium graveolens “Green Utah”; Celery; Selleri; ; 20
Apium graveolens “Pink”; Celery; Selleri; ; 20
Apium graveolens “Red Stem”; Celery; Selleri; ; 19
Apium graveolens “Loretta”; Celery; Selleri; ; 21
Apium graveolens “Blush”; Celery; Selleri; ; 22
Apium graveolens “Celebrity”; Celery; Selleri; ; 22
Apium graveolens “Kintsai”; Celery; Selleri; ; 22
Apium graveolens “Golden Self-blanching”; Celery; Selleri; ; 22
Aquilegia caerulea ; Rocky mountain columbine; Himmelakeleie; ; 23 21
Aquilegia canadensis; Eastern columbine; ; ; 23
Aquilegia chrysantha ; Golden columbine; ; ; 22
Aralia californica ; California udo; Kalifornia-udo; ; 23 22
Aralia cordata; Udo; Udo; Japansk asparges; ; 23 22 21
Aralia racemosa; American Spikenard; Staudearalia; ; 23 22 21
Arctium lappa “Væres Venner Miks”; Greater burdock; Storborre; ; 22
Arisaema triphylla; Jack-in-the-Pulpit; Snabelkalla; ; 22
Asparagus officinalis Ex-Malvik; Asparagus; Asparges; ; 23 21
Asparagus officinalis “Giant White Cap”; Asparagus; Asparges; ; 22
Asphodelus albus; Asphodel; ; ; 22
Aster scaber (Doellingeria scabra) Ex- Sino-Himalayan; Korea Aster; Korea-Asters; ; 22
Atriplex hortensis “Lille Næstved Skole”; Garden orach; Rødhagemelde; ; 22 21
Atriplex hortensis “Rubra”; Red garden orach; Rødhagemelde; ; 23 22
Barbarea verna; American land cress; ; ; 18
Begonia grandis “Rosa”; ; ; ; 22
Beta vulgaris altissima “Solo Hill”; Sugar beet; Sukkerbete; ; 21
Beta vulgaris flavescens “Flamingo Pink”; Swiss chard; Mangold / bladbete; ; 21
Beta vulgaris flavescens “Sunset”; Swiss chard; Mangold / bladbete; ; 21
Brassica juncea “Giant Red”; Mustard greens; Sennepsalat; ; 23 22
Brassica nigra; Black mustard; Svartsennep; ; 23
Brassica oleracea Ex-Tree collards ; Perennial kale; Flerårige kål; ; 19
Brassica oleracea “Kalettes”; Kale; Grønnkål; ; 20
Brassica oleracea “KX-1”; Kale; Grønnkål; ; 21
Brassica oleracea Ex -Pentland Brig; Kale; Grønnkål; ; 19
Brassica oleracea Daubenton x Late Purple Sprouting Broccoli ; Perennial kale; Flerårige kål; Daubenton x Late Purple Sprouting Broccoli ; 19
Brassica oleracea Daubenton x Late Purple Sprouting Broccoli ; Perennial kale; Flerårige kål; Daubenton x Late Purple Sprouting Broccoli; 19
Brassica oleracea Ex-Asturian Tree kale; Kale; Grønnkål; ; 20
Brassica oleracea Ex-Ragged Jack Kale; Kale; Grønnkål; ; 19
Brassica oleracea Ex–Curly Kale / Parkens Grøde; Kale; Kortlevet flerårige kål; ; 21
Brassica oleracea var chinensis “Vreekens”; Chinese cabbage; Kinakål; ; 22
Brassica rapa “Målselvnepe Væres Venner-line”; Turnip; Nepe; ; 22
Brassica rapa “Norsk Elite Væres Venner line”; Turnip; Nepe; ; 22
Calamintha adscendens (syn Calamintha officinalis); Calamint; Kalamint; ; 21
Campanula persicifolia “Alba”; Peach-leaf Bellflower; Fagerklokke; ; 21
Campanula pyramidalis Miks; ; ; ; 22
Capsella bursa-pastoris; Shepherd’s purse; Gjetertaske; ; 22
Carum carvi “Malvik root selection”; Caraway; Karve; ; 22
Chaerophyllum byzantinum; ; ; ; 23
Chamerion angustifolium “Album”; Rosebay willowherb; Geitrams; ; 22
Chelidonium majus Ex-Flore Pleno; Greater celandine; Svaleurt; ; 23 22 21
Chenopodium quinoa “Stephe”; Quinoa; Quinoa; Malvik-line grown since ca 1990; 23
Chrysanthemum (Glebionis) coronarium Miks; Shungiku; Shungiku; kronkrage; ; 22; 21
Cicerbita alpina; Alpine sow-thistle; Turt; ; 23
Cichorium endivia “Pancalieri a Costa Bianca”; Endive; Endiviesalat; ; 22
Cichorium endivia “Indivia scarola verde a Cuore Pieno”; Endive; Endiviesalat; ; 22
Cichorium intybus “Alba”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 23 22
Cichorium intybus “Catalogna Puntarella a Punta Stretta”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 22
Cichorium intybus “Bonda a Grumolo Estivo”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 22
Cichorium intybus “Secosa”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 22
Cichorium intybus “Catalogna di Galatina”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 22
Cichorium intybus “Palla Ross”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 22
Cichorium intybus “Spadona da Taglio”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 22
Cichorium intybus “Primosa”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 22
Cichorium intybus “Variegata di Castelfranco Magdana”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 22
Cichorium intybus “Spadona Verde da Taglio”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 22
Cichorium intybus “Cicoria a cima Brindisina”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 22
Cichorium intybus “Catalogna Gigante di Chioggia”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 23
Cichorium intybus “Soncino”; Root chicory; Rotsikori; ; 23
Cichorium intybus “Mantovana o Cappotta a Foglia Larga (Precoce)”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 21
Cichorium intybus “Witloof CICH 793”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 21
Cichorium intybus “Witloof Extra Vroege Mechelse”; Chicory; Sikori; ; 21
Cirsium canum; Queen Anne’s Thistle; Dronning Annes tistel; ; 23
Cirsium oleraceum; Cabbage thistle; Kåltistel; ; 23
Cirsium pendulum; ; ; ; 22
Cirsium setidens; Gondre; ; ; 23 22
Cirsium tuberosum; Tuberous thistle; Knolltistel; ; 23
Claytonia perfoliata; Miner’s Lettuce; Vinterportulakk; ; 22
Claytonia virginica ; Spring beauty; ; ; 23
Clematis vitalba; Old man’s beard; Tysk klematis; ; 22
Commelina tuberosa; ; ; ; 22
Crambe maritima Miks; Sea kale; Strandkål; ; 22
Cryptotaenia japonica “Atropurpurea”; Mitsuba; Mitsuba; Japansk persille; ; 23
Cryptotaenia japonica Eks “Dosaka Shirogiku”; Mitsuba; Mitsuba; Japansk persille; ; 23
Cucurbita maxima “Green Skin Hokkaido” (IPK MAX503); Squash; Gresskar; ; 22
Digitalis purpurea; Foxglove; Revebjelle; ; 23
Dystaenia takesimina ; Ulleung Giant Celery; Ulleung-kjempeselleri; ; 23 22
Eleutherococcus leucorrhizus; ; ; ; 21
Eleutherococcus nodiflorus; ; ; ; 21
Elsholtzia ciliata; Vietnamese mint; Kammynte; ; 23
Fagopyrum girardii; ; ; ; 21
Fagopyrum tataricum; Wild buckwheat; Vill bokhvete; ; 23
Hablitzia tamnoides Miks; Caucasian spinach; Stjernemelde; ; 23 22
Helianthus tuberosus “Dwarf”; Jerusalem artichoke; Jordskokk; ; 23
Heracleum sibiricum; ; Sibirbjørnekjeks; ; 23
Heracleum sphondylium Ex-Pink flowered; ; Kystbjørnekjeks; ; 23
Hydrophyllum tenuipes; Pacific waterleaf; Stiilehavs-vassblad; ; 23 22
Lactuca sativa var angustana; Celtuce; Bindsalat; ; 22
Laserpitium siler; Laserpicio; Siseleos ; ; ; 23
Lathyrus latifolius; Everlasting Pea; Perennial Sweet Pea; Bredflatbelg; Flerårig blomsterert; 21
Lathyrus sativus; Chickling Pea; Fôrskolm; ; 23
Leonurus cardiaca; Motherwort; Løvehale; ; 21
Lepidium densiflorum; ; ; ; 21
Lepidium graminifolium; ; ; ; 21
Lepidium latifolium; Dittander; Strandkarse; ; 21
Lepidium meyenii; Maca; Maca; ; 21
Lepidium sativum “Burpee’s Curlieress”; Cress; Karse; Burpee’s Curlieress; 23 22
Lepidium sativum “Kandahar Giant Cress”; Cress; Karse; ; 22 21 20
Levisticum officinale; Lovage; Løpstikke; ; 23
Ligularia fischeri ; ; Fischers-nøkketunge; ; 23 21
Ligularia sachalinensis ; ; Sakhalin-nøkketunge; ; 23 22
Lilium martagon Miks; Martagon Lily; Martagon-lije; krøll-lilje; ; 23
Lycopersicon esculentum “42 days”; Tomato; Tomat; ; 22
Lycopus asper; Rough bugleweed; ; ; 21
Lycopus uniflorus; Northern bugleweed; ; ; 21
Malva moschata ; Musk mallow; Moskuskattost; Alba; 23 22 21
Malva verticillata ; Chinese Mallow; Cluster Mallow, Curled Mallow, Large-whorl Mallow ; Kranskattost; ; 22
Malva verticillata var crispa; Curly mallow; Kruskattost; ; 22
Melissa officinalis ; Lemon balm; Sitronmelisse; ; 23 22
Mertensia ciliata ; Mountain Bells; ; ; 23
Meum athamanticum; Spignel meu; Bjørnerot; ; 23
Monarda spp.; ; ; ; 22
Nigella sativa; Black Cumin; Legesvartkarve / Svartfrø; ; 21
Nigella sativa; Black Cumin; Legesvartkarve / Svartfrø; ; 22
Oenanthe jvanica ; Seri; Seri; ; 22
Onopordum acanthium; Cotton Thistle; Esel Tistel; ; 22
Oxalis tuberosa “Yellow”; Oca; Oca; ; 20
Oxalis tuberosa “Red”; Oca; Oca; ; 20
Oxyria digyna; Mountain sorrel; Fjellsyre; ; 23
Parasenecio farfarifolius var bulbifer “Chiri Fu”; ; ; ; 23
Parasenecio hastatus ; ; ; ; 23
Pastanica sativa Miks; Parsnip; Hagepastinakk; ; 23
Pastanica sativa “Gladiator F1”; Parsnip; Hagepastinakk; ; 22
Pastanica sativa “Palace F1”; Parsnip; Hagepastinakk; ; 22
Pastanica sativa “Tender and True”; Parsnip; Hagepastinakk; ; 22
Pastanica sativa “Hollow Crown”; Parsnip; Hagepastinakk; ; 22
Patrinia scabiosiifolia “Korean Form”; ; ; ; 21
Peltaria alliacea; Garlic Cress; Hvitløk-karse; ; 21
Phaseolus vulgaris “Reidars Brune Bønner”; French Bean; Hagebønner; ; 22
Physalis alkekengi “Non-bitter”; Chinese Lantern; Japansk Lykt/Jødekirsebær; ; 23
Physalis peruviana; Goldenberry; Barbadoslykt; Indian Strain; 22
Phyteuma nigra ; Black rampion; Svartvadderot; ; 21
Phyteuma spicatum ; Spiked rampion; Vadderot; ; 23 22
Pisum sativum “Carlin”; Garden pea; Hageert; Carlin ; 22
Pisum sativum “Hurst Green Shaft”; Garden pea; Hageert; Hurst Green Shaft; 22
Pisum sativum “Purple Podded”; Garden pea; Hageert; Purple Podded; 22
Pisum sativum “Alma”; Garden pea; Hageert; Alma (gift from Seed Savers Exchange, SSE 3169); 23
Pisum sativum “Finnish from SSE”; Garden pea; Hageert; Finnish from SSE (Gift from Seed Savers Exchange; PI203064); 23
Pisum sativum “Flamingo Peas”; Garden pea; Hageert; Flamingo Peas (Hodmedods, UK); 22
Plantago major “Atropurpurea”; Greater plantain; Groblad; ; 23
Plantago maritima ; Sea Plantain; Strandkjempe; ; 23
Platycodon grandiflorus “Twinkle Blue”; Balloon flower; Flattklokke; ; 21
Polygonatum bifolium?; American Solomon’s Seal; Amerika-konvall; ; 22
Polygonatum commutatum; Greater Solomon’s Seal; ; ; 23
Polygonum hydropiper; Water pepper; Vasspepper; ; 22
Primula veris; Cowslip; Marianøkleblom; ; 23 22
Primula veris “Hybrids”; Cowslip; Marianøkleblom; ; 23
Prunus sibirica; Siberian apricot; Sibirhegg; ; 21
Prunus tomentosa ; Nanking cherrry; Kirsebærbusk; ; 21
Raphanus sativus convar caudatus; Rat’s tail radish; Rottehalereddik; ; 23
Raphanus sativus convar caudatus; Rat’s tail radish; Rottehalereddik; ; 22
Reichardia picroides; French Scorzonera; ; ; 21
Rheum ribes ; ; ; ; 21
Rubus phoenicolasius; Japanese wineberry; Japansk vinbær; ; 23
Rudbeckia laciniata “Wild form”; Cutleaf Coneflower, The Cutleaf, Goldenglow, Green-headed Coneflower, Tall Coneflower or Thimbleweed; Gjerdesolhatt; ; 20
Rumex acetosa “Russian mix”; Sorrel; Engsyre; ; 23 22 21
Rumex crispa ; Curly mallow; Krushøymole; ; 21
Rumex patientia; Patience dock; Hagesyre; ; 23 22 21
Rumex rugosus; ; ; ; 22
Rumex scutatus Ex-Glauca; French sorrel; Fransk syre; ; 21
Rumex spp; ; ; ; 23
Sagittaria latifolia; Wapato; Wapato; ; 23
Sanguisorba menziesii ; ; ; ; 21
Sanguisorba minor; Salad burnet; Pimpernell; ; 23 21
Scophularia auricata?; Water Figwort; Vassbrunrot; ; 23 22
Secale cereale x montanum “Mountaineer”; Hybrid perennial rye; Hybrid flerårige rug; ; 23
Serratula coronata; ; ; ; 22 21
Serratula tinctoria; ; Jærtistel; ; 22
Sideritis hyssopifolia “IPK SIDE1”; ; ; ; 22
Sideritis hyssopifolia “IPK SIDE3”; ; ; ; 22
Sinapis alba; White mustard; Hvit sennep; ; 23
Sium sisarum Improved; Skirret; Sukkerrot; ; 23
Sonchus oleraceus “Alba”; Common sow thistle; Haredylle; ; 22
Stachys sylvatica; Hedge Woundwort; Skogsvinerot; ; 23 22
Taraxacum acutum; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum albidum ; White Japanese dandelion; Hvit Japansk løvetann; ; 22
Taraxacum berthal; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum bracteatum; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum excellens; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum euryphyllum; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum faeroense; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum fulviforme; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum glaucinum ; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum isophyllum; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum lacistophyllum; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum leucanthum; ; ; ; 23 22 21
Taraxacum leucopodon; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum luteum; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum parnassicum; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum pseudoroseum; Pink flowered dandelion; Rosaløvetann; ; 23 22 21
Taraxacum retroflexum; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum rubifolium ; Red-leaved dandelion; Rødbladetløvetann; ; 23 21
Taraxacum scanicum; ; ; ; 22
Taraxacum spp.; ; ; Bergstua Broad leaf; 22
Taraxacum spp.; ; Løvetann kultivar; Thick-leaved; 22
Taraxacum tortilobum; Moss-leaved dandelion; Mosebladetløvetann; ; 23 22
Thalictrum aquilegifolium ; Greater Meadow-Rue; Akeleiefrøstjerne; ; 21
Tigridia pavoniana ; Cacomitl; Tigridia; Cacomitl; Tigridia; ; 23 22 21
Tradescantia virginiana; Spiderwort; Virginia Spiderwort; Vandrejøder; Dagblom; ; 22
Tragopogon balcanicum; ; ; ; 23
Tragopogon coloratus; ; ; ; 23
Trifolium alexandrinum; Egyptian clover; Egyptkløver; ; 22
Trifolium dubium; Lesser trefoil; Musekløver; ; 23 22
Trifolium subterraneum; Subterranean clover ; ; ; 22
Trigonella caerulea; Blue fenugreek; Blå bukkerhornskløver; ; 22
Trigonella foenum-graecum; Fenugreeek; Bukkehornskløver; ; 21
Urtica cannabina; Russian nettle; Russisk nesle; ; 21
Urtica holosericea; ; ; ; 21
Urtica platyphylla; ; ; ; 21
Valeriana officinalis; Common valerian; Vendelrot; ; 23 22
Valerianella locusta; Lamb’s lettuce; Vårsalat; ; 23
Verbascum thapsus; Great Mullein; Filtkongslys; ; 23 21
Vicia faba; Broad bean; Bondebønner; ; 22
Vicia faba “Express” IPK FAB 7066; Broad bean; Bondebønner; ; 22
Vicia faba “Hangdown” IPK FAB 6095; Broad bean; Bondebønner; ; 22
Vicia faba “Expresse zeer Vroege Witkiem”; Broad bean; Bondebønner; ; 22
Vicia narbonensis; ; ; ; 23
Viola “Hiemalis”; ; Stemorsblomst; ; 22

Whooper Swans in Malvikbukta

Every couple of years, whooper swans (sangsvane) stop in the bay, usually just for a few hours, once for a couple of weeks in march/april 2010. I see them most frequently flying over, moving between their main overwintering locations around the Trondheimsfjord (see the map showing observations of over 100 birds).

Map showing locations in my area with over 100 whooper swans; I mostly commonly see birds presumably moving between the main overwintering areas

The 2023 Permaveggies / Forest Gardening course

The 5th Permaveggies / Forest Gardening course I’ve held in Malvik took place on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd May with guest Jen McConachie who gave her forest gardening course at Presthus Farm on the Monday evening. On the Sunday we met at my garden (The Edible Garden) for a garden tour and lunch from the garden with focus this year on growing food while maintaining a high biodiversity. On Monday we visited The Væres Venner Community garden to see the World Garden and also the large collection of edible trees and bushes that have been planted there, followed by a visit to the Onion Garden at the Ringve Botanical Garden in Trondheim.
Previous Permaveggies weekends were held in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2019 whilst the 2020-weekend had to be cancelled because of Covid. More information on previous courses can be found here: Previous Permaveggies Courses.
I didn’t take many pictures this year, so thanks to Meg Anderson, Jen McConachie and Mark Tacker who took the pictures below.

Malvik:

In the Onion Garden Chicago at the Ringve Botanical Garden:

After Jen’s forest garden course, the participants split into groups to design a forest garden in a field next to the farm which it is planned to be developed as a forest garden (get in touch if you are interested!). Here is one of the groups presenting their plans:


PROMOTING PERENNIAL VEGETABLES IN THE SWEDISH FOOD SUPPLY

In recent years, vegetable growers have started to open their eyes to perennial vegetables and quite a few are growing several types. Many more growers are curious and interested, but haven’t got started yet.
Now you can download the report put together by Eva Johansson, Annevi Sjöberg and Johanna Karlén through visits and interviews with growers of perennial vegetables all over the Nordics, including my 3 gardens in Trondheim / Malvik in June.
See https://perennagronsaker.se and click on the link! NB! In Swedish!
(Nice that the Onion Garden Chicago made the front page!)



ARTIKLER OM FLERÅRIGE GRØNNSAKER FRA HAGETIDEND 2021

I 2021 publiserte Norsk Hagetidend en serie artikler jeg hadde skrevet om 10 av mine favoritt flerårige grønnsaker til Norsk Hagetidend.  Alle artiklene kan nå bli lastet ned ved å klikke på lenkene nedenfor! 

English: In 2021, I wrote a series of two page articles about my favourite perennial vegetables for Norsk Hagetidend (the magazine of the Norwegian Horticultural Society) in Norwegian. The complete series can be found below.

The plants are (scroll down to all the articles):
February 2021  Caucasian spinach / stjernemelde (Hablitzia tamnoides)

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March 2021  Horseradish / pepperrot (Armoracia rusticana)

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April 2021 Sea kale / strandkål (Crambe maritima)

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May 2021  Nodding onion / prærieløk (Allium cernuum)

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June 2021 Udo (Aralia cordata)

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July 2021  St, Jansuien /  sankthansløk (Allium x cornutum)

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August 2021 Cherokee spinach / gjerdesolhatt (Rudbeckia laciniata)

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September 2021 Hosta / bladlilje (Hosta spp.)

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October 2021 Patience dock / hagesyre (Rumex patientia)

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November 2021 Persian shallot / persisk sjalott (Allium stipitatum)

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