Black Oaks Center
For your growing pleasure this year, we have three special categories of seeds from which you may choose: the brassicas, the rainbow carrots and salad fixin's (which include the carrots.)
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Once you are registered as a guest, you can click on the title heading to access the catalog for that particular section or click here for the whole enchilada!
Broccoli, brussel sprouts, bok choy, broccoflower, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, turnips, mustards, rapini, and rutabagas are all in the brassica family also known as cruciferous vegetables. These plant relatives are on the top of the list when it comes to phytonutrients. 3,3 indolylmethane is antiviral, anti-bacterial and anti-cancerous. Sulforaphane has antioxidant, anti-microbial and anti-diabetic properties. Research has shown that women who indulge in this family of vegetables lower their risk of breast cancer. Indole –3-carbinol found in this family dismantles carcinogenic estrogens to inhibit cervical and uterine cancer. These vegetables are protective from colon, rectal and lung cancer. High in vitamin C, vitamin E, folates, selenium and quercitin. The flavinoids in cole crops prevent inflammation and platlet aggregation to reduce heart attacks and stroke risks.
Carrots do best in being put directly in full to partial sun in organic, well drained, loamy soil that is at a pH of 6.0 to 6.5, free of rocks and sticks in early spring. Carrots don’t like a lot of nitrogen and need potassium. Seeds should be placed ¼ to ½ inches deep.
If you are wanting to eat fresh local food this spring, most of these seed salad fixin’s will allow you to get lots of nutrition packed greens with trimmings in 2 months or less! Categories within include (remember you can click on the title to access the page):
A variety of lettuces and baby greens have taken us far away from bland, nutrition poor salads of old. A rich diversity of colors and flavors make any salad a delicious, nutrition packed come back. Lettuces love cool weather and are easy to bolt in the heat of the summer. Constant cuttings and keeping it in a partial shade, cool place in the garden may allow for healthy live eating we depend on during hot summer days. In addition, baby greens make great container or window boxes for easy kitchen access.
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