SarahElizabeth Hoffman

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Anyone have a large collection of indoor plants and/or view their indoor plants as part of their larger permie vision?
Thanks!
1 year ago
How'd this project go?
If you have more seeds, I'd be interested!
1 year ago
We have barren ag land in MB (near Brandon) and while we are a ways away from inviting folks - it's defo on the list of things we plan to do!
1 year ago

Pearl Sutton wrote:

SarahElizabeth Hoffman wrote:What are you using the greens for? Recipe ideas?
I should do this - it probably makes a great indoor plant/vine and I happen to have some organic ones that should sprout if given the right conditions!



Hi Sarah Elizabeth! Welcome to Permies!
I am a weird cook, and don't use recipes. Sweet potato leaves can basically be substituted for any fresh green. So substitute it for spinach in quiche or lasagna, for fresh greens in salads, chopped up in soup. My favorite is the Indian dish Saag Panir, made with sweet potato leaves instead of spinach. If you have ever eaten at an Indian buffet place, they usually have it on the buffet, a spiced spinach dish with lumps of cheese. A random recipe for it is Palak Saag Paneer recipe This one looks closer to what I make Indian Creamed Spinach I use a big pile of sweet potato leaves instead of spinach.  I went through a phase at one point of making it for breakfast every morning, that's a wonderful way to start the day! And I had plenty of greens to do it with.

Sweet potato is related to Morning Glories, and climbs like them, and runs amok like they do, so you can get a lot of greens off a plant. I'll be putting a rack for them to climb, they do sprawl, but only if they have no other choice, they'd rather go up. So if you have them in the house, and think you'll let them sprawl, beware, if they find anything they can twine around, they are headed up!



That's so great! I was envisioning them vining up  the walls and ceiling - love a permie houseplant! How much/frequently/how do you harvest without killing the plant?
Anyone have experience using a tillage radish or other root crop to jump start a hugel bed? I thought it would deter some of the carbon negative environment at the beginning of a hugel bed by 'mixing' up the ingredients (ie the radish would pull things from the bottom of the bed) Also edible crop!
1 year ago
What are you using the greens for? Recipe ideas?
I should do this - it probably makes a great indoor plant/vine and I happen to have some organic ones that should sprout if given the right conditions!