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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!
WEEKEND EVENT REMINDERS
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SATURDAY
Barter Market
NOTE – New Location
Begins: 9:30 am
Rural King Supply
(the old Sam’s Club)
www.facebook.com/events/379513835796803/

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.
BARTER MARKET GAINESVILLE RURAL KING
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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

www.facebook.com/events/134768993797859/
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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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Quailgrass


Buy Quailgrass Seeds

Quailgrass (Celosia argentea) is not a true grass but instead belongs to the Amaranth family. Like other amaranths, quailgrass is quite nutritious and contains high levels of protein, vitamins A and C, and provides a good source of calcium and iron. The leaves are mild tasting and lack the bitter qualities typical in other Amaranths.  Plants reach an approximate height of four feet; their bright purple blooms are attractive in the garden and as a dried flower.

Soil & Water: Thrives in moist and fertile soil but will tolerate dry, poor soils.

Sun: Full sun.

Cold: Warm season annual; plant after last frost. May come back from seed after winter.

Pruning: Allow stalks to reach mature height for blooming. Pruning main stalk will promote branching.

Propagation: Harvest seeds in the fall and plant in spring or summer.

Pests: Relatively pest-free, though potentially susceptible to leaf curl and nematodes. Rogue all infected plants to reduce the spread of contamination.

Harvesting, storage, and preparation:  The leaves, young stems, and young flowers are all eaten. Seeds are edible as well. Large leaves from young plants are best. A short boiling period (about 5 minutes) may be needed to tenderize leaves and remove accumulated nitrates and oxalates.
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More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Celosia%20argentea


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