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focussing on mustard greens

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on August 03, 1999 at 14:29:20:

In Reply to: A thread on mustard greens posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on August 03, 1999 at 12:41:06:

: SDF: Mustard greens are this plant that comes up from a very small seed in about four days, and in a warm summer (but not too warm, I once planted them in hotter-than-body-temperature heat and they didn't come up!) they will grow like weeds and produce very large quantities of food. They taste like mustard when eaten raw, and somewhat more like spinach (although not quite) when boiled or steamed. I rather doubt that mustard greens are as good when one buys them in the store as they are when one picks them out of one's own garden. Mustard greens appear to lose their freshness rather soon after they are picked.

Sounds good. Any idea about nutritional values?

: BTW, did you visit my site? What did you think about it?

I think your site is ok, I like the dual language and some of the education links are good. Shame there seemed to be no Montessori or Piaget links though - I think they were prime in the field of child cognitive development.

: SDF: No, actually it's a cute reference to the petit-bourgeois "culture of the well-manicured lawn" and what a waste of land and resources it represents. When the Era of Cheap Oil ends and the price of food skyrockets because the price of transporting food has gone way up, everyone will be visiting MY garden to eat MY mustard greens, because they were so concerned with the "beautification" of their properties that they failed to grow anything worth eating upon them. That's what this picture represents.

Oddly enough I agree. I dont have a problem with someone making a peacock shaped hedge in their garden, or using part of it as a pleasant sit around place - but growing your own food is economically wise, satisfying and often (but not always) healthier.

On oil though I disagree that its all going to fuel an international economic disaster - a serious adjustment but not the end of economic growth.


(my values are "rotten to the core" you know!)

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