Ail vivace de Caroline (Carolina Perennial Garlic)
Some seeds from this plant were gifted to us by a friend claiming that they were called ‘Ail de Caroline’. We do not yet know the exact identity of this plant, but we keep searching.
This small perennial plant is hardy in Quebec. It is very similar to garlic chives, yet it is not the same. The stems and leaves are slightly bigger, and have the same delicious taste as regular garlic and can be cooked the same way. Although it does not produce any significant underground bulb, the white base of this plant can be cut and eaten as garlic, just like the leaves.
Its purple flowers are gorgeous and are in bloom from July until the end of August, to pollinators’ delight. This plant is ideal for permaculture gardens.
Not to be confused with with regular garlic nor wild garlic.
Package: 80-100 seeds
For a thorough explanation of how to plant the bulbils, head to (in French only) : https://www.terrepromise.ca/culture-bulbilles-dail/
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Latin name : Allium carolinum
Common names : N/A
French : Ail vivace
Family : N/A
Plant type : Perennial
Height : 30 cm
Width : 15 to 20 cm when mature (after the 2nd year)
Days to maturity : 2 years
Sowing : Early April
Depth : 0.5 cm
Germination : 5-8 days
Soil : Low requirements
Exposure : Sunny
Plant spacing : 15 cm
Row spacing : 20 cm
Watering : Low requirements
Care and other considerations :
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Perennial medicinal and edible plant used for multiple purposes. Excellent source of iron for women as herbal tea. Also used as fertilizer in green manure.
Beware, it stings! Drying or cooking the leaves eliminates the sting.Package: 150-200 seeds
Perennial edible plant. Its latin name derives from sanguis (blood) and sorbere (absorb) and refers to its haemostatic capacity. The roots contain chemicals used to stop bleeding. The plant is also high in vitamin C.
Nowadays, parsley rivals burnet but it was once an essential herb in many recipes. Its leaves have a cucumber-like taste and can be used in salads, sauces, omelette, soups, etc. Cut leaves when needed. The plant is very low maintenance and lives on love and fresh water. It is hardy in Quebec and can be harvested late in the season.
Its pretty little red flowers make this plant perfect for garden bushes.
KEEP REFRIGERATED AS SOON AS RECEIVED AND UNTIL PLANTING TIME!
Also known as potato bean, hopniss, Indian potato, hodoimo, America-hodoimo, cinnamon vine, American groundnut, or groundnut.
Quebec-native climbing plant. It belongs to the legume family (<i>Fabaceae</i>). Grows well on river banks and shores, but also in the garden. Its flowers have a strong perfume, reminiscent of glycine. It is sometimes referred to as 'glycine tubéreuse' (tuberous glycine). The bean part of some of its common names refers to the edible beans produced from its flowers, when climate allows. Its tubers, also edible, are interconnected by a liana-root giving it a rosary-like appearance.
The apios was widely eaten by First Nations. Nowadays, it is still common to see it growing where their settlements once were. Highly nutritional, it contains up to 18% proteins, 3x that of potatoes. It can be eaten boiled or fried. However, make sure to peel it thoroughly as the skin contains latex.
Please note, although very rare, that some people might feel unwell from <i>Apios americana</i> consumption.
Package: 8 small tubers.
Germination rate: 100%