Mustard Greens, Pansies and Brown Leaves After Winter

In this episode Ellen and C.L. talk about growing and foraging for mustard greens, explain what is meant by the term “hardening off,” and discuss a favorite spring flower. We wonder why pansies are said to “have faces” and answer Carl’s question about the brown leaves on his rhododendrons.  

:30 What’s For Dinner: Mustard greens, wild & tame
5:34 Plant Noob: What is hardening off?
13:44 Eat/Drink/Grow: Pansies and Violas
23:23 Love Letters and Questions: Browned leaves on evergreen plants.

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Chorispora tenella, aka “blue mustard” that Ellen forages for and enjoys.

Winter burn can show up as entire browned branches or just the tips of some leaves. On this cherry laurel, there are both types of damage.

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