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Renee's Braising Mix

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Renee's Braising Mix

EXCLUSIVE - Our own brand-new blend of some of the most succulent greens in the garden, combining seeds for Ruby Queen and Bulls Blood beets...
EXCLUSIVE - Our own brand-new blend of some of the most succulent greens in the garden, combining seeds for Ruby Queen and Bulls Blood beets with Silverado and Eldorado chards. Sow it thickly, and when seedlings are several inches tall, snip some for salads. Then when the rest reaches 4 to 6 inches tall, just use a scissors to snip off meal size portions to sauté or quickly braise. This tasty and tender mix is absolutely rich tasting and delicious either way.

Equal parts: Bulls Blood and Ruby Queen Beets; Silverado and Eldorado Chards

Seed Count: Approx. 500 / Weight: 6 gms
$ 2.99

BEST TO START DIRECTLY OUTDOORS

In cool early spring weather, sow seeds in finely worked soil in full sun. Shake seeds from the palm of your hand, broadcasting them about a half inch apart over the entire seedbed, then cover lightly and evenly with 1/2 inch of fine soil. Firm gently, then water in with a fine spray. Keep seedbed evenly moist. Make several successive sowings before hot summer weather for a constant supply. Plant again in late summer for fall harvesting.

 

GROWING NOTES

Grow either in garden beds or large containers for a tasty and nutritious “color bowl” to snip as needed. These leafy greens have best flavor with consistent moisture and mild weather conditions. Protect young seedlings from hungry birds with netting or floating row covers if necessary. After cutting, water the remaining plant tops well, fertilize lightly and plants will regrow for several more leafy harvests.

 

HARVEST AND USE

Using the “cut and come again” method, take scissors and shear about 1 inch above the soil level. Cut the leaves when they are 2 to 3 inches tall for tender baby “micro” salad leaves, or let the mix grow 4 to 6 inches tall for sweet and nutty braising greens. Steam or sauté very quickly in a little broth and finish with a drizzle of good olive oil and a squeeze of lemon or your favorite hot sauce.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - August
February - September
Full sun
1/2 inch apart
1/2 inch deep
7 - 12 days
40 - 50 days

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

April - August
February - September
Full sun
1/2 inch apart
1/2 inch deep
7 - 12 days
40 - 50 days

Cold Winters

April - August

Mild Winters

February - September

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

1/2 inch apart
1/2 inch deep

Days to Germinate

7 - 12 days

Days to Harvest

40 - 50 days

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