“I spent five minutes spreading the compost on the driveway, two minutes sprinkling the seed, and maybe five minutes to harvest the whole patch. And I had maybe twenty pounds of nutritious leafy greens.” From this spur-of-the-moment idea, plant breeder Carol Deppe spent decades finding the most productive “eat-all greens” varieties with edible stalks. With three or four crops a year in a bed no larger than 4×12 feet, you can produce a couple hundred pounds of greens. The author of The Tao of Vegetable Gardening believes that this could revolutionize nutritious food production in urban food deserts, small plots and even commercial greens production. [caroldeppe.com]
This is Episode 282 of Peak Moments.