by Nicholas Daughtry & Heena Chotani
- Collards (brassica oleracea)
- large, spoon shaped, smooth leaves stem grows 36 inches; roots run around plant so mulching is necessary.
- deeply ruffled sturdy leaves
- Stem grows 24 inches; roots run around plant so mulching is necessary.
- surviving temp less than 10 degrees Fahrenheit
- Allies: Chamomile and garlic improve growth and flavor. Companions: Beet, celery, chard, cucumber, lettuce, onion, potato, spinach.
- Bok Choy
- Mache and Claytonia
- Swiss Chard: Beta Vulgaris
- bright lights chard- beautiful multicolored stems
- Plant the seeds ½ to ¾ of inch deep in well-drained, rich, light soil.
- grows to be more than 12 inches tall.
- Plant chard seeds 2 to 3 weeks before the last spring frost date.
- Shelling/ snap peas grow best in winter
- plant seed inch or 2 in dirt
- climbs up when growing
- Allies/ companions:
- Companions: Bean, carrot, corn, cucumber, radish, turnip. Allies: Chives deter aphids. Mint improves health and flavor. Enemies: Garlic and onion stunt the growth of peas.
- cilantro: coriandrum sativum
- can plant after last frost date in spring or in fall
- light well drained soil; 1-2 inches apart
- water regularly; 1 inch water per week but once established not as much.
- Parsley: Petroselinum crispum
- plant seeds 3 to 4 weeks before sprint frost
- plaint in moist, rich soil about 6 to 8 inches apart.
- water often
- Nasturtium: (tropaeolum)
- edible flower, rapid growth, no fertilizers
- Seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last spring frost
- Half inch deep, 10 inches apart should appear in a week.
- trim and water regularly
- Very good companion plant for kale and collards.
- Calendula, pot Marigold, calendula officinalis
- can grow 8-18 inches in height
- bloom in 2 months
- used in herbal medicine, dye, and in some foods.
- Pansies: viola x wittrockiana
- plant in moist, humus rich, well drained soil.
- 9-12 inches spread, 6-9 inches tall
- water regularly, all-purpose fertilizer
- companions with cabbage and kale