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/ 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:
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
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!
Page in book
Acanthopanax henryi (not edible)
Aegopodium podograria variegata
ground elder, bishop’s weed
Allium “Norrland Onion”
Allium cernuum (two types)
Allium “Norrland Onion”
Siberian garlic chives
Allium schoenoprasum “Dwarf White”
sand leek, rocambole
garlic chives, chinese chives, chinese leek
kinagressløk, kinesisk gressløk
Himalayan onion, Sherpa onion
Allium x proliferum
Egyptian onion, tree onion
Aquilegia caerulea (edible petals only)
Rocky mountain columbine
udo, Japanese asparagus
Aralia elata / spinosa
Oni’s walking stick, devil’s walking stick, Japanese Aralia,
Japanese Angelica tree
Barbarea vulgaris variegata
Chamaenerion angustifolium “Album”
white rosebay willowherb
good king henry
Crambe maritima (Lindesnes)
Cryptotaenia japonica “Atropurpurea”
mitsuba, Japanese parsley
mitsuba, japansk persille
hablitzia, Caucasian spinach
Hemerocallis fulva “Kwanso Double”
Hosta “August Moon”
Hosta “Chinese Sunrise”
Houttuynia cordata “Cameleon”, “Double” and ordinary