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Leafy green winter

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We discovered last year that a simple quick hoop can help most leafy greens survive the winter and the cold seems to add a sweet flavor to the taste.

This year's list is quite yummy.

Mustard --- Tendergreen, Broadleaf, and Giant
Lettuce --- Red Saladbowl and Black-seeded Simpson
Kale --- Red Russian and Improved Dwarf Siberian
Tokyo Bekana
Swiss Chard --- Fordhook Giant

It's my opinion that fresh cut greens from the garden can perk you up on a cold winter day much better than frozen produce no matter how awesome it was when you first picked it.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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You left out the best green--collards.
Comment by Errol Sat Sep 29 17:07:40 2012
Daddy --- I suspect that the fact your favorite greens are my least favorite greens and vice versa may be part of the reason I didn't think I liked greens until I moved to our farm. :-)
Comment by anna Sat Sep 29 18:16:15 2012

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