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Not too, too much going on this weekend - but.... it's gonna pick up shortly!
As always, add any local food production related events I may have missed in the comment section!
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SATURDAY
Barter Market
NOTE – New Location
Begins: 9:30 am
Rural King Supply
(the old Sam’s Club)
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MONDAY
3rd Monday Meeting
Plant Nutrition
7:00pm
The Working Food Center
www.facebook.com/events/1599602013423194/
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BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING

August 19, 2017, 9:30am - August 19, 2017, 1:30pm

AUGUST BARTER MARKET at RURAL KING Our first Barter Market at Rural King promises to be a great even...

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EPP presence will be at Barter Market Gainesville Rural King.
We will be there with Grow Gainesville! for your questions yet only a small amount of plants as my car is loaded with free/donation items. That's why an event wasn't created.
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BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING

August 19, 2017, 9:30am - August 19, 2017, 1:30pm

AUGUST BARTER MARKET at RURAL KING Our first Barter Market at Rural King promises to be a great even...

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This will be a Moderated Forum on Fall & Winter garden planning topics
John Beville, Kathy Whipple, Melissa DeSa, and I'll be adding MORE of y'all shortly

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Graph Paper Garden Planning

August 24, 2017, 6:00pm - August 24, 2017, 8:00pm

Join us over at the NEW Working Food Center! for a Moderated Forum on garden planning. Topics such ...

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Lamb’s Quarters


Buy Lamb’s Quarters Seeds

Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium giganteum/album) are a common weed of agricultural fields, that are related to spinach. They come in purple, white, and in-between. They grow quickly during the spring and summer, providing nutritious leaves when cold weather greens are unavailable.


Soil
: Lambs’ Quarters prefer rich soil, which is why they are not found much in Florida outside of agricultural areas. Be careful with synthetic fertilizing, however, as this plant is prone to luxury absorption of nitrates if they are available in high concentrations, and that can make you sick. In the winter, rototill some manure and lime into the area they were growing, and they’ll pop up happily in the spring.  Seedlings can tolerate a mild frost.

Seeds: Under ideal conditions, they can grow to about ten feet before they go to seed and die. Individual plants flower and go to seed at different times.  We select our seeds to wait as long as possible so you can enjoy them longer.

Preparation: Lamb’s Quarters can be used raw in salads, sandwiches, and any place you might find lettuce or raw spinach. They can also be cooked, and are very good in stir-fries or mixed with beans, where they are said to inhibit the flatulence.


Recipes
:
Navy Bean and Lamb’s Quarters Soup (recipe from the Eat Local Challenge Blog)
Lamb’s Quarters sauteed in olive oil
LambsQuarters lambquartersbeansmolakaya


More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Chenopodium%20giganteum


3 comments to Lamb’s Quarters

  • Mitch Lyles

    When is the best time it harvest Lambs Quarters seeds? When they are still green or wait until they brown up? Don’t want to lose them if they open up and blow away.

    Thanks,
    Mitch,

  • Wait till they dry and start falling off. You’ll get plenty of them. They make millions of seeds.

  • Zoedonna Crews

    Could you please let me know when you expect to have more seeds in for sale
    Thank You Zoedonna

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