The Online Plant Nursery is now Open for September

After closing the store for the spring, the remaining seedlings were grown out for the fall sale (or planted into my own gardens 😊)
Some were moved into larger sized trays and kept in the urban yard, in wood frames with netting to keep squirrels from uprooting them.  Others were planted out into my rural gardens for the summer.  

With the cooler weather now arriving, it is time for them to move to their forever homes. 

Photos of the seedlings at their current size have been added to the listings of the available species.

While these will require initial care, like any newly planted perennials or plants that are dug and relocated, unlike the tiny plugs I offer in the spring sale these will settle in fairly quickly with little care beyond watering for the first few weeks and during any extended dry spells next summer. 

These are not sold in pots. Plants grown in trays will be wrapped in paper, like the seedlings were this spring. Plants that have spent the summer in the soil will be lifted and packed together into the boxes or the produce containers I’ve been hoarding through the summer. They will all need to be planted right away.

Plants are all $4.00 each, including HST. 

Minimum $20 / 5 plant order. 

I’ll be out to the rural gardens on the weekend and once most weeks, so pickups will be Sunday evenings, Mondays and, on weeks that it doesn’t rain on Wednesday, Thursday through the day and evening. Pickups are in Vanier, but can also be arranged for Perth.  

All pickups are by appointment only

Available quantities vary, from as few as 5 of a species to as many as 40. I'll track order quantities and remove any that sell out from your order before sending you an invoice.

Planting instructions can be 
found here.
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Doellingeria scabra

Doellingeria scabra

Aster Scaber

Native to Korea, with a wild range that extends through Eastern Europe and Asia.

Of the various specialty Korean vegetables that I sourced seeds for a few years ago, this one has proven to be the favourite in my household. The harvest is made up of shoots and the large, heart shaped base leaves, gathered in May while they are still tender. Prepared as a namul (side dish) their flavour is unique, with slightly minty undertones. If you enjoy Korean Perilla you will likely enjoy this plant. Ready for hardest about two weeks after stinging nettles, these are still one of the earlier greens from the garden.

Being a member of the aster family, these also put on a lovely show in the autumn, growing to 4’ to 5’ tall and covering themselves with a massive display of small white blooms, they fit perfectly well into a flower garden. Slowly forming a clump, I haven’t seen any signs of these spreading by runner. They have very lightly self seeded into adjacent vegetable beds.

These will take about two years to mature to the size that allows for a reasonable harvest but are proving to be long lived perennials in my garden outside of Perth, where they haven’t received any special attention or protections.

To produce both leaves for harvest and flowers for show, they need a nice, sunny location.

Seeds of the parent plants were sourced from a Korean seed company.