Quiet Riot!

After a mild winter, the Haultain Annex and the Fair Field are popping with street greens! A riotous street-side plant party!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat: Arugula 

Where: Haultain Annex (near the corner of the hedge); Fair Field (close to the bus stop)

Why: Leaves and white flowers can be dropped into a stir fry, or added to salads

How: Break off what you need, there’s plenty! Leave the plant standing, if you please

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat: Chard

Where: Haultain Annex (Asquith side, close to the sidewalk); Fair Field (east end)

Why: Leaves can be chopped into a stir fry, or added to salads

How: Break off a few leaves. Leave the stalk standing, if you please

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat: Oregano 

Where: Haultain Annex (north-easterly corner, b/w the curvy path & the hedge); Fair Field (face the house, & look to the right of the steps)

Why: Add to sauces, soups, salads, whatever – fresh or after drying on your window sill

How: Just pluck or pinch off some leaves

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat: Mint 

Where: Haultain Annex (north end); Fair Field (face the house, look to the left of the steps)

Why: Mojito anyone? Try chewing on a few leaves, just to freshen up!

How: Pick off some leaves, or break off an entire stem

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat: Borage

Where: Haultain Annex and Fair Field (here, there, and everywhere)

Why: Fuzzy blue flowers taste like cucumber, and look great in salads

How: Just pluck off some flowers to take home, or pop ’em in your mouth!

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