Farmer's Market & Figaro's Garden - July 10, 2004
Max Temp. 20.5°C
Min Temp. 12.9°C
Precip. Total 5.2 mm
Met my friend Sharon at the East Vancouver Farmer's Market
http://www.eatlocal.org/and bought some 4 Galic Chive plants
from Bonnie Townsend of Lowland Herb Farm
My plan is to plant them underneath the trees on Ontario St between the
sidewalk and the parking lot. I rode by there later and dug up the soil a
bit. Very sandy. Will plant with compost added to amend soil make it
stronger. The area is also walked on as people go to their cars, so I will
have to mark it off with string, sticks and flagging tape.
After Farmer's Market went to Figaro's Garden and after a look around went
inside. They had a West Coast Seed rack and items were on sale. Buy two get
So I built up my wildflower collection and bought two Cottage Perrenial
Mixes [FL3447A] and one Butterfly Wildflower Mix [FL3448A]
I also took a look at the vegetable section and may have found the perrenial
green vegetable I have been seeking: Corn Salad [MS478A]
aka Corn Salad = mache = lamb's lettuce = lamb's
tongue = field lettuce = field salad = fetticus. West Coast's description
says that is a self-sower, easy to grow, and winter hardy on the Coast.
In addition, I bought Swiss Chard - Bright Lights [SW753A] and a Lettuce
Near the trees outside of Figaro's there was a white clover flower head, but
the leaves were brown edged in green. According to Google it is TRIFOLIUM
repens 'Purpurascens'. I'm trying to locate seed for this plant. The owner of the Figaro's is back on Thursday.
On my way home, a rain deluge started. Underneath a tree, I put on my gear
and was getting wet. It was raining harder in the open. I was dryer but
still getting wet underneath the tree. I suppose I could have waited on a
house porch, but I decided to move on. Seconds later I was soaking wet. By
the time I had travelled the six blocks from Ontario St to Cambie, the worst
of it was over.