The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast, produced and presented by Emma Cooper, is all about growing edible and useful plants in an environmentally-friendly way. It is completely free to download and listen to.
In today’s installment of The Alternative Kitchen Garden Show our thoughts turn to seeds. You can see what goes on behind-the-scenes at the Millennium Seed Bank on the blog, where seeds arrive, seeds are processed for storage and seeds are germination tested. If you have a few spare pennies or cents then you can help support Kew’s work at the Millennium Seed Bank – The Alternative Kitchen Garden Seed Appeal is raising enough money to save an entire wild (edible!) plant species.
I have been clearing out my seed box and updating my seed database, so today I’m sharing some of my Unsown Treasures – seeds I had forgotten I have: Okahijiki (Salsola komarovii), Ice Plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum), Lemon bergamot (Monarda citriodora), Lab Lab beans (Dolichos lablab or Lablab purpureus) and Jicama (Pachyrrhizus erosus or Pachyrhizus tuberosus).
And our AKG Correspondent Thomas is back to show us around a community garden project in Melbourne, Australia. This is the composting area he describes in the show:
There’s still time to enter my Write Club 2011 guest post competition, which is running until the end of September, and of course you can take a look at all of the Write Club 2011 entries so far and vote for your favourites.
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