Category Archives: Plant sale

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!

Plant sale at the botanical garden in Oslo

KVANN/ Norwegian Seed Savers will have a stand and be selling plants at this year’s “Vårtreff” on 28th May at Oslo’s Botanical Garden (Tøyen)
Steering committee member Andrew McMillion will be there to tell you more about our organisation and you’ll be able to buy a number of interesting edible plants such as the fantastic perennial vegetable that all are talking about Hablitzia / Caucasian Spinach (stjernemelde). We have VIPPS! :)
This document describes the plants Andrew will have with him:

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Edibles for Anno

In mid-June 2016, I provided a number of perennial edibles and herbs for the set of the filming of a Norwegian reality series, Anno, set in the year 1537 in the Erkebispegården (Archbishop’s palace and courtyard) next to the Nidaros cathedral in Trondheim (see ). Sadly, I don’t think they were used in the end as it wasn’t the best time to move these plants and they would, in any case, not have been at their best during the late summer filming  :(
The program is very popular here and is currently showing on Norwegian TV!

Garden plant sale /plantesalg

Plants on sale in my garden during open days  during autumn 2016! Many are in my book Around the World in 80 plants and, in this case, the page number is given! Pris kr 30-60.
NB! I don’t have the time to send, sorry!

Species Page in book English Norwegian
Acanthopanax henryi (not edible)      
Aegopodium podograria variegata 231 ground elder, bishop’s weed skvallerkål
Agastache  foeniculum   anise hyssop anisisop
Alliaria petiolata   garlic mustard løkurt
Allium “Norrland Onion” 125 Norrland onion Norrlandsløk
Allium cernuum (two types) 191 nodding onion prærieløk
Allium fistulosum 247 welsh onion pipeløk
Allium macranthum      
Allium “Norrland Onion” 125 Norrland Onion Norrlandsløk
Allium nutans 122 Siberian garlic chives sibirsk nikkeløk
Allium obliquum 118 twistedleaf onion tvistebladløk
Allium oleraceum 214 field garlic vill-løk
Allium ramosum 130 fragrant onion  
Allium sativum 114 garlic hvitløk
Allium schoenoprasum “Dwarf White” 226 Siberian chives sibirgressløk
Allium scorodoprasum 216 sand leek, rocambole bendelløk, skogløk
Allium senescens 122 broad-leaved chives sibirsk kantløk
Allium splendens      
Allium thunbergii      
Allium tuberosum 130 garlic chives, chinese chives,  chinese leek kinagressløk, kinesisk gressløk
Allium ursinum 50 ramsons ramsløk
Allium victorialis 218 seiersløk, alpeløk  
Allium wallichii 119 Himalayan onion, Sherpa onion Himalayaløg, Sherpa-løk
Allium x proliferum 255 Egyptian onion, tree onion luftløk, etasjeløk
Apium nodiflorum 82 fool’s watercress vannselleri
Aquilegia caerulea (edible petals only)    Rocky mountain columbine  himmelakeleie
Aralia cordata 135 udo, Japanese asparagus udo
Aralia elata / spinosa 133 Oni’s walking stick, devil’s walking stick, Japanese Aralia,
Japanese Angelica tree
fandens spaserstokk
Armoracia rusticana 53 horseradish pepperrot
Barbarea vulgaris variegata 238 common wintercress vinterkarse
Camassia esculentus    small camas  
Campanula latifolia 229 giant bellflower storklokke
Campanula trachelium 81 nettle-leaved bellflower nesleklokke
Carum carvi 250 caraway karve
Chamaenerion angustifolium “Album”   white rosebay willowherb hvit geitrams
Chenopodium bonus-henricus 91 good king henry stolt henrik
Cirsium oleraceum 55 cabbage thistle kåltistel
Crambe maritima (Lindesnes) 5 sea kale strandkål
Cryptotaenia japonica “Atropurpurea” 146 mitsuba, Japanese parsley mitsuba, japansk persille
Hablitzia tamnoides 102 hablitzia, Caucasian spinach stjernemelde, hablitzia
Helianthus tuberosus   Jerusalem artichoke jordskokk
Hemerocallis fulva “Kwanso Double” 153 orange daylily brun daglilje
Hosta sieboldiana 141 hosta hosta, bladlilje
Hosta “August Moon” 141    
Hosta “Chinese Sunrise” 141    
Houttuynia cordata “Cameleon”, “Double” and ordinary   himalayan water creeper  
Levisticum officinale 112 lovage løpstikke
Ligularia fischeri   Fischer’s Ligularia Fischers-nøkketunge
Maianthemum racemosum 186 false solomon’s seal, solomon’s plume, false spikenard, treacle berry toppkonvall
Malva moschata 157 musk mallow moskuskattost
Matteuccia struthiopteris 196 ostrich fern strutseving
Myrrhis odorata 72 sweet cicely spansk kjørvel
Oenothera biennis (biannual)   evening primrose nattlys
Oxyria digyna 225 mountain sorrel fjellsyre
Patrinia villosa      
Persicaria bistorta 260 bistort ormerot
Podophyllum emodi     fotblad
Polygonum viviparum 241 alpine bistort harerug
Rheum “Cally Giant” (seed propagated) 243 rhubarb rabarbra
Rubus occidentalis “Bristol”   black raspberry svartbringebær
Rumex acetosa 221 sorrel engsyre, matsyre, surblad
Rumex scutatus 85 buckler-leaved sorrel, french sorrel, round-leafed sorrel fransk syre
Scorzonera hispanica 63 scorzonera, black salsify skorsonerrot; svartrot
Sideritis syriaca   Greek mountain tea Gresk fjell-te
Sium sisarum 49 skirret sukkerrot, søtkjeks
Stachys officinalis   betony legebetonie
Taraxacum officinale (various) 38 dandelions løvetann
Tradescantia ohiensis 193 tradescantia, spiderwort; bluejacket vandrejøder; dagblom
Trillium erectum    Beth root, Red trillium
Urtica dioica “Fearnvale 28 Stinging nettle, nettles brennesle
Viola canadensis   Canada violet kanada-fiol