Post by rangardener on Jul 29, 2018 17:50:04 GMT -5
I was in Seattle area one week ago and visited an H-Mart, the big Korean supermarket chain of west coast.
My wife found a seed rack and grabbed a bunch of Korean vegetables she had never seen before, among them (I could only look for the few words that I could read on each one): “Korea Aster Chwinamul” - this is aster scaber, I assume “Crepidiastrum sonchifolium” “Liqularia fischeri (LEDEB.) TURCZ.” “Circium setidens” “Codonopsis lanceolata” (I am already growing this one, but the seed pack here seemed bigger than the one I got from Sample Seeds.)
Last year I tried to germinate some older aster scaber seeds from trixtrax without success, not sure how long the seeds are good for. I will try the new seeds next spring. I can send some to you next spring if you want.
Now that I know (some) H-Mart carries seeds, I will keep an eye on interesting things in the future, especially in spring. (The nearest H-Mart is in Portland area, where I visit from time to time.)
Ran - as the title of the Kurosawa movie. Ran Garden: certified chaotic. Pacific Northwest, zone 8, dry summer, gloomy winter.