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2020 Potato Harvest

Here’s 24 of the 26 potato varieties I grew this year. Many are from the national potato preservation project administered by the Norwegian Seed Savers (KVANN). 10 different varieties(mini-tubers) which have been cleaned for virus are offered every year. Some of the smaller ones are small as they were started from mini-tubers (used as seed potatoes next year).
The varieties are from left to right:
TOP ROW: Tysk Blå; Eggeplomme; Gjernes potet; Sverre; Rosenpotet; Lange’s potet; Ingeleivs; King Edward Troll
SECOND ROW: Ivar; Blå Kerrs Pink; Gamle Raude; Svart Valdres; Buddhisten fra Snåsa; Ringerikspotet; Svartpotet fra Vegårshei (syn. Blå Kongo); Abundance
BOTTOM ROW: Beate; Rocket; Shetland Black; Sharpe’s Express; Brage; Hroar’s Drege and Sarpo Tominia
I’m not head-banging to the potatoes….honest:

Sarpo Tominia: the 17th harvest

I’ve been growing the blight resistent potato Sarpo Tominia every year since 2004 and it’s still going strong, showing no sign of lack of vigour, continuing in full growth right up to the first heavy frosts with fantastic yields. In the UK, this variety was deemed too similar to Sarpo Mira to be continued. However, my observations are that Tominia yields a bit better than Mira here, probably because it is a bit earlier. This makes little difference in the UK, but could be significant here in Norway where growth is stopped by early frosts. 
Norwegian Seed Savers (KVANN) administer a national program offering 10 virus cleaned varieties from our national list of some 80 traditonal varieties each year. Members are not allowed to pass these varieties on to others, but can save their own seed potatoes. This is to reduce the spreading of virus and other diseases. We will reoffer most varieties of interest after some years.  For the same reason we have also included other popular non-commercial varities in the program and Sarpo Mira has been included for some years now. Members are sent 3 mini-tubers of each variety and these are then used to produce seed potatoes for the following year.
We will now be including Sarpo Tominia in the programme and hope to be able to carry out comparative trials between these two varieties in a couple of years. Here is my harvest yesterday. These were grown in a very shady part of the garden with maximum 1 hour direct sunlight in summer and none when the tubers are forming!

A diversity of garden orach

I’ve grown numerous forms of garden orach (Atriplex hortensis; hagemelde) over the years as they are useful and decorative (edimental) annuals for the summer garden. Even though they are grown quite close to each other they don’t see to cross much. My red form (var. rubra) has maintained its colour for over 20 years in one small patch. Other favourites include golden orach (var. aurea) and an heirloom from Seed Savers Exchange in the US “Marie Barnes”. My favourite though is the Norwegian heirloom “Backlund/Bly” with enormous green leaves. Sadly, the seed doesn’t mature often here and I’ve lost it. Although this plant originated in Norway, it no doubt modified to its new home in the Mid-West in the US where it was maintained for several generations in a Norwegian family. See the (Norwegian) story here:
There are also a number of green Danish heirlooms like “Lille Næstved Skole”
You can maybe spot red and golden orach as well as “Marie Barnes” in this salad ingredient picture (click on the plants in the picture for the names) https://www.adressa.no/pluss/magasin/article9858403.ece?rs6280711594805805236&t=1
I use them mainly in summer, both in mixed salads and cooked in numerous dishes, as there are plenty of other perennial greens available in early summer. 
See the pictures below:

The Allium garden at Ringve

19th June 2020: Video update from the Allium (Chicago) garden at the NTNU Ringve Botanical Gardens in Trondheim. The heat wave has brought many species into flower and the garden’s looking great! 
The official opening of the garden, planned for August, has been postponed to 2021. We are working on plant signs which will hopefully be added later in the summer.
The garden currently contains some 300 accessions including around 100 Allium species and many old Norwegian onions collected over several years from all over the country and funded by Norsk Genressurssenteret and Landbruksdirektoratet.
The signs for the garden are in part funded through a gift from Skjærgaarden (https://www.skjaergaarden.no) to KVANN (Norwegian Seed Savers) who have decided to use the gift at Ringve (see https://www.facebook.com/skjaergaarden.no/videos/2972781459487864)

Announcing the 4th Permaveggies course in the Edible Garden

Norsk: Se lengre ned på siden

This is the course for you who want to learn more about perennial vegetables and forest gardening in a course held in and around Norway’s world-renowned Edible Garden, now one (of 4) Permaculture Land Centres in Norway, led by author and head of KVANN / Norwegian Seed Savers, Stephen Barstow. There will be lectures on Allium, an extended garden walk, making lunch and dinner with spring harvested produce, foraging on the shoreline and the ostrich fern tour along the Homla river canyon. Full program, pictures and link to pictures in the pdf at the bottom

It is also possible to extend your stay to Monday when we will work together in KVANN’s gardens at Væres Venner in Ranheim on Monday 11th May.

Course fee and registration: You must either be a member of KVANN or the Norwegian Permaculture Association. NOK 1600 (for the whole weekend) for KVANN members (membership costs NOK 250), NOK 1800 for members of the Norwegian Permaculture Association. Kr. 900 for students and unemployed. There is a binding registration when paying the course fee. VIPPS to 91529516 (private). Bank account: 82306086762. This course has been fully subscribed all the times it has been arranged in the past with a waiting list. If you sign up but are later prevented attending, there are good chances of finding someone take over your place and we will help advertising that!

Sign up to sbarstow2@gmail.com with your name, address, email, phone and year of birth (we need this information because we are seeking support from Studieforbund Natur og Miljø)

Norsk:  Dette er kurset for deg som vil lære mer om flerårige grønnsaker og skogshaging i og rundt Norges verdenskjent Spiselig Hage, nå et (av 4) Permakultur Land Sentre i Norge, ledet av forfatter og leder av KVANN, Stephen Barstow. Det blir foredrag om Allium, utvidet hagevandring og felles matlaging, sanketur i fjæra og strutsevingetur langs Homla. Fullt program, bilder og lenk til bilder fra de 3 tidligere kurs kan man laste ned nederst på denne siden.

Det er også mulighet å være med på dugnad i KVANNs hager hos Væres Venner mandag 11. mai.
Kursavgift og påmelding: Man må enten være medlem av KVANN eller Norsk Permakultur Forening. Kr. 1600 (for hele helgen) for medlemmer av KVANN (medlemskap koster kr. 250), kr. 1800 for medlemmer av Norsk Permakultur Forening. Kr. 900 for studerende og arbeidsledige. Det er bindende påmelding ved betaling av kursavgifta. VIPPS til 91529516 (privat). Bankkonto: 82306086762. Dette kurset har blitt fulltegnet alle ganger tidligere med venteliste. Om man tegner seg på, men senere blir forhindret er det gode sjanser for å få noen til å ta over plassen din og det skal vi hjelpe til med!

Påmelding til sbarstow2@gmail.com med ditt navn, adresse, epost, telefon og fødselsår (dette trenger vi fordi vi søker støtte fra Studieforbund Natur og Miljø).

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Updated 24th Feruary 2020

17, 18, 19 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.no and click on “Bli med”. 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 lycoctonum (17) Poisonous
Adenophora bulleyana  (18)
Adenophora khasiana  (17)
Adenophora lilliifolia  (17)
Adenophora pereskiifolia alba(17)
Adenophora remotiflora (17)
Adenophora tashiroi  (17)
Adenophora triphylla v japonica (17)
Adenostyles alpina (17)
Agastache foeniculum (19)
Agastache rugosa (18)
Akebia quinata (19)
Alcea rosea (18)
Allium acuminatum (18)
Allium aflatunense (18)
Allium albidum (18)
Allium amethystinum “Forelock” (18)
Allium anisotepalum (19)
Allium atroviolaceum (18)
Allium barsczewskii (18)
Allium bekeczalicum (19)
Allium bekeczalicum x alaicum (19)
Allium brevicaule (19)
Allium caesium Ex-Kyrgyzstan  (19)
Allium canadense bulbils (19)
Allium carinatum pulchellum (18)
Allium carinatum pulchellum “Album” (19,18)
Allium carolinianum (19) (2 accessions)
Allium cernuum mix (19)
Allium cernuum ‘Tall Mix’ (17)
Allium cretaceum (19)
Allium darwasicum (19)
Allium decipiens (18)
Allium erubescens (18)
Allium cf. erubescens (19)
Allium fetisowii (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Auen 4” (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Bygland” (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Gribovskij 21” (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Leppasyrja” (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Neset” (18)
Allium fistulosum Ex-“Svenskelauk” (17) (Norwegian heirloom onion)
Allium flavescens (18) (Open pollinated hybrid)
Allium flavum (18,17) several varieties
Allium fuscoviolaceum (19)
Allium globosum (19)
Allium gultschense (19)
Allium gunibicum (19)
Allium hymenorrhizum (19)
Allium insubricum (19)
Allium jajlae (19)
Allium jesdianum “Akbulak” (19)
Allium karataviense (19) 2 accessions
Allium karelinii (19)
Allium korolkowii (19)
Allium lenkoranicum (19)
Allium lipskyanum (19)
Allium macranthum (19)
Allium macrostemon var uralense (18)
Allium mairei (18)
Allium maximowiczii (18)
Allium nigrum (19)
Allium nutans “Ex-Berkutenko” (18)
Allium nutans Ex-“Caroline” (19)
Allium nutans “Isabelle” (19)
Allium nutans Ex-“Lena” (17)
Allium nutans Ex-“Russia/A305” (19)
Allium nutans / flavescens hybrid? (Kazakhstan) (white flowers) (19)
Allium obliquum (19)
Allium oschaninii (19)
Allium ovalifolium (17)
Allium ovalifolium var. leuconeurum (19)
Allium paczoskianum (19)
Allium paniculatum (19)
Allium paradoxum normale (17) Two accessions
Allium platyspathum (19)
Allium praescissum (19)
Allium pskemense x cepa (19)
Allium ramosum (19)
Allium rotundum (19)
Allium rosenbachianum (19)
Allium sarawschanicum (19)
Allium saxatile (19)
Allium schoenoprasoides Ex-Kazakhstan (19)
Allium schoenoprasum “Bergsbygrenda” (17) Norwegian heirloom
Allium schoenoprasum “Black Pedicels” (17)
Allium schoenoprasum “Bohemia” (17)
Allium schoenoprasum “Erecta” (17)
Allium schoenoprasum “Prazska” (17)
Allium schubertii (17)
Allium severtzovioides (19)
Allium sewerzowii (19)
Allium spirale (19)
Allium splendens (19)
Allium stenodon (18)
Allium stipitatum “Goliath” (19)
Allium stipitatum “Mount Everest” (19)
Allium strictum (18)
Allium suaveolens (19)
Allium thunbergii “Ozawa” (19)
Allium tianschanicum (19)
Allium trachyscordum (18)
Allium triquetrum (18)
Allium tuberosum(19)
Allium unifolium (18)
Allium ursinum (18)
Allium victorialis ‘Granvin, SW Norway’ (18) Wild collected
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Hopen, Norway’ (17)
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Lofoten’ (18)
Allium victorialis “Ex-Massif Central” (19)
Allium victorialis ‘Ex-Ringve’ (19)
Allium victorialis “Ex-Tei, Japan” (19)
Allium wallichii (19)  Several OP accessions
Althaea officinalis (17) 2 accessions
Amaranthus chlorostachys (18, 17)
Amaranthus “Mix” (18)
Anemone rivularis (18)
Angelica archangelica ssp archangelica v. Majorum “Vossakvann” (18)K (Voss Angelica) “Bordalen” plus one other accession
Aquilegia chrysantha (19)
Arabis alpina (18,17)
Aralia californica (19, 18)
Aralia cordata (19) (Edible Garden)
Aralia cordata (18) (Other accessions)
Arctium lappa (19)
Arctium lappa (19) 4 accessions wild collected Østlandet, Norway
Armeria maritima (17)
Asparagus officinalis “3lb Coffee Can” (19) from Seed Savers Exchange
Asphodelus albus (18)
Atriplex hortensis “Britas Tradgardsmalla” (18)
Atriplex hortensis “Lilla Næstvedskole” (18)
Barbarea vulgaris “Variegata” (19)
Basella alba “Red” (16)
Begonia heracleifolia var nigricans (19)
Beta maritima (17) from Cornwall, UK
Beta trigyna (19)
Boehmeria gigantea (18)
Boehmeria sieboldiana (18)
Broussonetia kazinoki (18)
Buddleja davidii (18)
Bunias erucago (17)
Calamintha grandiflora (19)
Calamintha grandiflora “Variegata” (19)
Calochortus macrocarpus macrocarpus (19)
Calochortus palmeri palmeri (19)
Caltha palustris himalensis (18)
Camassia leichtlinii v azurea (19)
Campanula americana (17)
Campanula cervicaria (17)
Campanula glomerata “Alba”(19)
Campanula latifolia macrantha (18)
Campanula latifolia “Mix” (19)
Campanula medium (17)
Campanula persicifolia (19)
Campanula “Pink Octopus”
Campanula punctata Ex-“Rubrifolia”(19)
Campanula rapunculus (17)
Campanula trachelium “Bernice” (19)
Capsicum cardenasii (18)
Carum carvi “Pink flowered” (19)
Cedronella canariensis
Centaurea solstitialis (18)
Chaerophyllum bulbosum (19)
Chelidonium majus (18)
Chenopodium bonus-henricus (18); 2 accessions
Chenopodium giganteum (17)
Chenopodium formosanum (17) (Taiwanese Quinoa)
Cicerbita alpina (18)
Cicerbita plumieri (18)
Cirsium canum (17)
Cirsium eriophorum (19)
Cirsium tuberosum (19)
Cladrastis kentuckea (19)
Claytonia virginiana (19)
Clematis alpina (18)
Clinipodium chinense v parviflorum (17)  From Japan
Clinipodium vulgare (18)
Commelina coelestis (19)
Cornus mas (19)
Crambe cordifolia (18)
Crambe maritima (19, 18,17)
Crataegus rotundifolius (17)
Cryptotaenia japonica “Atropurpurea” (19)
Darmera peltata (17)
Dianthus albus (17)
Elsholtzia ciliata (18,17)S
Eleutherococcus sessiliflorus (19)
Erythronium oregonum ssp leucandrum
Eschscholzia californica (18)
Eupatorium cannabinum (18)
Fragaria vesca “ECOS” (17)
Fragaria virginiana “ECOS” (17)
Fuertesimalva limensis (17)
Gentiana lutea (17)
Geranium thunbergii (17)
Girardinia cuspidata (17)
Girardinia septentrionalis (17)
Hablitzia tamnoides (Mixed) (19, 18)
Heracleum maximum (19)
Hosta clausa var normale (19)
Hosta “Frances Williams”  (H. sieboldiana “blood”) (18,17)
Hosta helonioides (18)
Hosta sieboldiana Mix (18)
Humulus lupulus (19) (Wild, Wisconsin)
Hosta gracilima (18)
Hyssopus officinalis “Roseus” (18)
Inula helenium (17)
Kalimeris incisa “Madiva” (17, 16)
Lavatera arborea variegata (17)
Leonurus cardiaca (19, 17)
Lepidium ferganense (19)
Lepidium latifolium (18)
Leucanthemum maximum “Alaska” (16)
Levisticum officinale (19)
Libertia grandiflora (19) 
Ligularia dentata (18)
Ligularia dentata “Desdemona” (18)
Ligularia fischeri (18, 17)
Ligularia sachalinensis (19)
Lilium Ex-Black Dragon (19)
Lilium martagon album (19)
Lilium martagon album (19)
Lilium regale (18)
Lycopus asper (17)
Malva mohileviensis (18,17)
Malva moschata (19)
Malva moschata “Wild from Kløfta, Norway” (17)
Malva subovata (17)
Malva verticillata (18)
Mertensia ciliata (19)
Mertensia paniculata (18)
Nicandra physalodes (18)
Nicotiana africana (18) Not edible
Nicotiana kawakamii (18) Not edible
Nicotiana repanda (18) Not edible
Nicotiana rotundifolia (18) Not edible
Nicotiana rustica (18) Not edible
Nicotiana velutina (18) Not edible
Nigella sativa “Hamar” (19) Hardy cultivar
Orychophragmus violaceus (17)
Ornithogalum pyrenaicum (19); wild collected, Metz, France
Oxyria digyna (18) fra Sikkim
Papaver somniferum “Mix” (19)
Parasenecio hastatus (19)
Parasenecio hastatus ssp orientalis Ex-“Shiro Sankou Hakikomi Fu” (variegated) (19)
Parietaria judaica (18)
Persicaria virginiana “Painter’s Palette” (17)
Peucedanum japonicum Ex-“Haki Komi Fu” (19)Variegated
Phyteuma nigra (18)
Phyteuma orbiculare (19,18,17)
Phyteuma ovatum (18)
Phyteuma persicifolia (19)
Phyteuma scheuchzeri (18)
Phyteuma spicatum (19)
Phytolacca americana (18)
Pinguicula grandiflora (18)
Plantago coronopus (18) Portugal
Plantago maritima (18) Portugal
Plantago major “Purpurea Crispa” (18)
Plantago regelii (18)
Platycodon grandiflorus “Mix Double Hybrids” (19)
Polygonatum alpinum (18)
Primula elatior “Magenta” (17)
Primula japonica “Mix” (18)
Primula japonica “Miller’s Crimson” (18)
Primula kewensis (17)
Primula sieboldii Mix (17)
Primula veris (18)
Prunus tomentosa (18)
Pseudostellaria heterophylla (19)
Pycnanthemum virginianum (17)
Prunus tomentosa (18)
Rheum alexandrae (19) OUT
Rheum ribes (18, 19)
Rheum webbianum (18)
Rhus glabra (19)
Rorippa amphibia (18)
Rorippa palustris (18)
Rosa ecae (19)
Rosa platyacantha (19)
Rubus idaeus “Sunset” (17)
Rubus occidentalis “Black Hawk” (17)
Rubus phoenicolasius (17)
Rudbeckia occidentalis (17)
Rudbeckia occidentalis “Green Wizard” (17)
Rumex acetosa “Belleville” (18)
Rumex acetosa “Champion” (18)
Rumex acetosa “Krupolistny” (17)
Rumex acetosa “Shirokolistny” (18)
Rumex acetosa “Russian variety mix” (19)
Rumex crispa (19, 18)
Rumex patientia (19,18,17)
Rumex scutatus (18)
Salvia sclarea (18)
Sanguisorba canadensis (17)
Sanguisorba menziesii (18)
Sanguisorba minor (17)
Sanguisorba officinalis (17)
Sanguisorba officinalis “Tanna” (17)
Sanguisorba stipulata (17)
Saponaria officinalis (17)
Saponaria officinalis “Pink” (18)
Saxifraga pensylvanica (19)
Scabiosa japonica var alpina (17)
Sidalcea oregana (17)
Sideritis syriaca (19,18, 17)
Silene uniflora (17)
Silene uniflora “Islandica” (17)
Silybum marianum (19)
Sium sisarum (19) (Skirret)
Smilax rotundifolia (19)
Sonchus kirkii (17)
Sonchus palustris (17)
Stachys palustris (17) from Hurdal
Streptopus amplexifolius (19)
Streptopus amplexifolius var papillatus (19)
Taraxacum albidum (19)
Taraxacum ceratophorum (18)
Taraxacum luridum (19)
Taraxacum officinale “Moss-leaved” (19,18)
Taraxacum pseudoroseum (19, 18)
Taraxacum rubifolium (19, 18, 17) (Red-leaved dandelion)
Tellima grandiflora (18)
Thalictrum aquilegifolium (18)
Tigridia pavoniana (18)
Tradescantia ohiensis (18)
Tricyrtis spp.  (17)
Trifolium rubens (18)
Trillium erectum (18)
Trillium erectum “Cream” (17)
Tulbaghia violacea (18)
Urtica circularis (18)
Urtica galeopsifolia (18) (Almost) stingless
Urtica gracilis (17)
Urtica kioviensis (18)
Urtica pilulifera (18)
Valeriana officinalis (17)
Viburnum cassinioides (19)
Viola cornuta Alba (17)
Viola pumila (19)
Youngia japonica (18)


American Land Cress
Artichoke “Violet de Provence” (18)
Bean ”Klosterbønner” (17) Norwegian heirloom (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Beetroot “Albino White” (18)
Beetroot “Boltardy” (18)
Beetroot “Rhonda” (18)
Broad Bean “Kokkosenkyla” (18) NGB11518
Broccolini (17)
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) “Quarantina” (16) (Flowering turnip tops)
Broccoli Raab (Cima de rapa) “Sessantina” (16) (Flowering turnip tops)
Capsicum “Indoor chili” (17)
Capsicum “Midnight Sun chili” (17)
Capsicum “Sibirsche Hauspaprika” (17)
Capsicum “Thai Sun” (17)
Chicory “Barba di Cappuccino” (15)
Chicory “Bianca” (15)
Chicory “Catalogna Frastagliata” (15)
Chicory “Catalogna Gigante di Chioggia” (15)
Chicory “Da Taglio Bionda a Foglie Larghe” (16)
Chicory “Italian Dandelion” (17)
Chicory “Rossa vi Verona sel. Arca” (18)
Coriander “Leaf” (18)
Cornsalad “Baron” (16)
Endive (16)
Endive “Cornet de Bordeaux” (16)
Kale “Asturian Tree Cabbage” (18)
Kale “Couve Galega” (18)
Kale “Pentland Brig” (17)  (possibly cross with perennial kale
Leaf Beet “Perpetual Spinach” (17)
Lettuce “Jebousek” (19) Seed Savers Exchange
Lettuce “Oakleaf” (17)
Mustard Greens ‘’Giant Red”  (19, 18)
New Zealand Spinach (19)
Oriental Greens ‘Choy Sum Purple’ (15)
Oriental Greens ‘Choy Sum Purple Flowering’ (15)
Oriental Greens ‘Early Mibuna’ (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Frilly’ (13)
Oriental Greens ‘Leaf heading mustard’ (19) Seed Savers Exchange
Oriental Greens ‘Leaf Radish’ (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Misome’ (14)
Oriental Greens ‘Mispoona’ (16)
Oriental Greens “Red Mizuna”  (14)
Oriental Greens “Red Streaked Mizuna”  (14)
Oriental Greens “Swollen Stem Tsai Tsai Round” (12)
Pea “Carlin Pea” (18)
Pea “Golden Sweet” (17)
Pea “Robinson” (18)
Pea “Salmon Flowered Crown Pea” (18, 17, 16)
Pea “Sugar Magnolia” (19)
Pea “Winterkefer” (19)
Perennial Kale “Daubenton x Late Purple Flowering Broccoli” (17, 16, 14)
Perennial Kale “Daubenton x unknown Italian” (2016)
Perennial Kale “Daubenton grex” (2017) (near Pentland Brig and Nero di Toscana”
Perennial Kale Ex-“Heligoland Kale” (18) OP
Perennial Kale Ex-“Heligoland Kale” (18) From Kim Jacobsen in UK
Perennial Kale Ex-“Homesteaders Perennial Kale best selections” (18)
Perennial Kale Ex-“Ragged Jack x Heligoland” (17)
Perennial Kale Ex-“Tree Collards” (19) OP
Physalis “Konditer” (18)
Quinoa “Stephe” (19)
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Dragon’s Tongue” (16)
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Wildfire” (16)
Rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) “Rustic Style” (16)
Rocket (Diplotaxis erucoides) “Wasabia Arugula” (16)K
Shungiku (Chrysanthemum greens) (18)
Shungiku (Chrysanthemum greens) “Double White” (19)
Tomatillo (Physalis philadelphica; purple) (18)
Tomato “Chocolate Plum” (18)
Tomato “German Pink” (SSE) (19)
Tomato “Matt’s Wild Tomato” (18)

Norwegian Seed Savers establish a guild for Perennial and Forest Gardening vegetables

KVANN (Norwegian Seed Savers) have established a guild for perennial vegetables and food forest vegetables (free for members of KVANN, go to kvann.no and click on “Bli med i KVANN” to join)
Norw: Nå er KVANNs laug for Flerårige og Skogshage Grønnsaker formelt etablert og vi har en FB gruppe som venter for dere som er interessert å være med (gratis og kun for medlemmer av KVANN). Det blir en del godbiter kun for laugmedlemmene i løpet av vinteren og et permagrønnsaks-kurs i Malvik til våren primært for medlemmene! Gå til https://www.facebook.com/groups/818621048572751 og svarer på spørsmålene for å melde deg inn!

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

KVANNs Åpne Hager / Norwegian Seed Savers Open Gardens

Norsk: Det arrangeres åpne hager i KVANN’s (Norwegian Seed Savers) nettverk denne uken. Mine to hagevandringer er dessverre utsolgt, men du kan se hva vi holder på med hos Væres Venner på Ranheim i Trondheim førstkommende søndag (det blir hagevandringer kl. 13 og 15). Velkommen til et av arrangementene! En liste av åpne hager finner dere nederst (se også FB arrangementet: https://www.facebook.com/events/353939968653921)
English Members of Norwegian Seed Savers (KVANN) welcome you to their gardens in different parts of Norway this week. Unfortunately, the two garden tours at my place are full, but come along and see what we’re up to at Væres Venner community garden in Ranheim (Trondheim) on Sunday (garden tours at 13 and 15). See the list of open gardens below or on the FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/353939968653921
Matskogen på Landås i Bergen, ved Benedicte Brun, lørdag 7 september.
Ilka Clemens, Rekbubakkan 107, Frosta, har siden 2016 bygd opp grønnsakshage etter permakulturprinsipper, og holder på å anlegge skoghage. Bygde ifjor geodome sammen med naboen, som del av grønnsakshagen. Pilhekk i belgisk stil. Velkommen til Ilka helgen 7 & 8 september!

Tina Lambert i Hommelvik, åpner sin nyetablerte permakulturhage, i Smebergvegen 7, 7550 Hommelvik, hele dagen torsdag 5 september. Tlf 98437789

Hannah Testroet på Fåberg ved Lillehammer ønsker også velkommen til sin hage i Stuksrudvegen 216, 2625 Fåberg, torsdag 5 september. Tlf 92337319

Nina Bergitte Bentzen åpner sin hage i Storgata 20, 3970 Langesund, hvor hun siden 2013 har bygd opp en hage i pallekarmer i en bakgård midt i byen. Har forsket på og praktisert økologi i sin parsell ved Brobekk skolehage i Oslo siden slutten av 80-tallet. Har også en frukthage i Drøbak. Tlf 47702789

Susanne Friis Pedersen, Gunnars veg 6, 6630 Tingvoll.
Stjernehagen er en demonstrasjonshage for økologisk drift, med rikt utvalg av grønnsaker urter og bær. Tlf 92010236

Ringebu Prestegårdshage, ved Halldis Myhre Tvedte, holder åpen cafe for siste gang denne sesongen onsdag 4 september fra kl 10-17. Ligger ved Ringebu stavkirke, ca 3 km sør for Ringebu sentrum. Hagen har en ganske stor samling roser, stauder og fjellhagebed, urter og georginer. Gamle epletrær, nye kirsebær, og bærbusker.
Tlf 91511694

Lillian Stavnes, Åmnes i Meløy kommune, sør for Bodø, åpner sin hage med grønnsaker, urter, bær, stauder og sommerblomster. Tlf 977 19 585

Elisa Helgebostad på den lille øya Helgbostadøya i tilknytning til Hitra, åpner sitt hagebruk tirsdag 3 september. Her dyrkes det etter økologiske prinsipper med innslag av permakulturtankegang, til storfamile og resturanter. Se etter Helgebostad Hagebruk på facebook og instagram, tlf 98815110, kontakt Elisa for å avtale tidspunkt.

Merethe Lauen, Måløy, holder åpent tirsdag 3 september fra kl 18. 200 m2 hage med fokus på å bygge jord og å kunne dyrke mat hele året uten drivhus. Her er frukttrær, bærbusker, urter, grønnsaker! Inspirert av permakultur med flere hügelbed. Tlf 92657316

Anne Karen Næss, Farveisa Bø i Vesterålen, åpner sin hage torsdag 5 september fra kl 15 og utover. Økologisk, spiselig forblåst og forsøksvis permakulturell hage, på yttersia i Vesterålen. Langt fra fjell og skog, men veldig nært havet og horisonten. Hagen har vokst seg større gjennom omtrent ti år. Bruker mest tang som gjødsel. Omtrent 1 mål ettårige vekster, samt en liten, men innholdsrik staudehage med mange spiselige løkvekster. Nås på tlf 95753464.

Alvastien Telste, ved Eirik Lillebøe Wiken, Klyvevegen 181, 5612 Steinstø, holder åpen hage torsdag 5 september fra kl 18. I Alvastien holdes kurs og workshops, som inspirasjonssenter for permakultur og bærekraftig livstil. Her er en 127 mål stor skoghage med mange hager i seg. https://alvastien.no/ Tlf 90368935

Væres Venners Felleshage i Malvik nord for Trondheim holder åpent søndag 8 september kl 12 til 16. Her jobbes det med en større felleshage med parseller, oldemorshage og verdenshage!
Se https://www.facebook.com/events/624821091256999 Arrangement settes opp i forbindelse med Klimafestivalen. (Kontakt: Stephen)

Min (Stephens) hage og LAND-senter (Learning, Activity, network and Demonstration), i Malvikveien 418, 7563 Malvik, med hans store samling av urter, nyttevekster, spiselige stauder, nyttebusker og trær fra hele verden :) Hagevandringer torsdag 5 sept, kl 13 og 15 (de to hagevandringene i regi av Klimafestivalen er dessverre utsolgt, men om det er nok interesse blant KVANN medlemmer setter Stephen gjerne opp en ekstra hagetur. Ta kontakt med Stephen!)