SeedSavers Meeting – March 21 2021

photo – The image this month is of two interesting end of summer plants. The left side is an old heritage lettuce called ‘Yu Mai Tsai’ of Chinese origin. It is also known as the sword leaf lettuce. It is from the same variety group as the celtuce but is not bitter and has a very distinct crunchy texture and smooth classic lettuce flavour….very nice. The leaves form an open crown and grow to about 50-60cm long. They can be harvested progressively over a long growing season. The right hand side shows a selection of late planted varieties of basil plants on their way to developing seed heads in the late summer. These basil are all growing in a simple hydro system using metal house guttering and an IBC tank. You can see a pot in the middle with a nice new growth of ‘Lettuce Leaf’ Basil which grows leaves up to about 150mm long, has a mild flavour and can be used to wrap food like a vine leaf. There is so much food variety out there that will grow in our Blue Mountains climate.

It’s that time again!
This is just a quick reminder that the first scheduled meeting for the year 2021 of the Mid Blue Mountains SeedSavers is on at the Bullaburra Progress Hall  this coming weekend.

Sunday 21 March 2021 from 10 am till Midday

Help celebrate the Blue Mountains long Autumn!

Come along and talk about growing things with like minded people.
Hope to see you there celebrating the current productive growing season!

We are still following generally recommended social distancing guidelines to help everyone stay safe.

The address for the Mid Blue Mountains Seedsavers website is:
https://midbluemountainsseedsavers.org/

We do now have a Facebook page as well:
https://www.facebook.com/Mid-Blue-Mountains-Seed-Savers-1629533990602860/

These regular notifications are sent out directly from the website if you subscribe to that email notification list.

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