Step back in time with these classic, easy to grow heirloom seed varieties. Plant in spring 2017 and watch your garden grow!
Three different seed varieties were chosen that are edible, easy to grow and are heirloom varieties, meaning they have been around for more than 50 years (although these have been around much longer!). These plant varieties would have been around and possibly grown by residents back when Coquitlam was incorporated in 1891.
- Lacinato Kale
Grown for centuries, this super food is also known as Dinosaur Kale. Direct sow 5 mm deep, March to July.
- Amish Deer Tongue Lettuce
This lettuce variety dates back to 1840. Direct sow 5mm deep in the spring and/or summer.
- Johnny Jump Ups (Viola spp.)
A familiar favourite, this plant has edible flowers. Direct sow 5 mm deep, April to July, or from late summer to early fall.