well-temperedforum.groupee.net    The Well-Tempered Forum  Hop To Forum Categories  Off Key    Saving Collard Greens

Moderators: QuirtEvans, pianojuggler, wtg
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Saving Collard Greens
 Login/Join
 
Has Achieved Nirvana
Picture of Steve Miller
posted
quote:
Regardless of when or how they arrived stateside, collard greens flourished in Southern gardens. 20 main varieties, from the Yellow Cabbage collard to the Old Timey Green, established themselves as garden favorites. But after World War II, many Americans moved away from both their farmland and their agricultural lifestyles. One victim of this shift was the collard green. With fewer people farming, variety after variety dropped off the map, leaving only five types that could easily be found—Georgia Green, Champion, Vates, Morris Heading, and Green Glaze.


The Farmers and Gardeners Saving the South’s Signature Green


--------------------------------
Life is short. Play with your dog.

 
Posts: 31297 | Location: Yorba Linda, CA | Registered: 23 April 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Foregoing Practicing to Post
Minor Deity
Picture of RealPlayer
posted Hide Post
I cook collards often, but didn’t know there were so many varieties. I’d love to know how they differ in flavor.


--------------------------------
“Learn to milk whatever success you’ve had. You can keep doing the same thing over and over as long as you have a sense of humor about not having a new idea.” -- John Waters

 
Posts: 12501 | Location: The outer burrows | Registered: 27 April 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Has Achieved Nirvana
Picture of wtg
posted Hide Post
gardener's seal of approval: ThumbsUp


--------------------------------
Outrage is warranted. But outrage unaccompanied by analysis is a danger in itself.

Bazootiehead-in-training



 
Posts: 31397 | Location: Somewhere in the middle | Registered: 19 January 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Lord Emperor Mom
Minor Deity
Picture of Mary Anna
posted Hide Post
I bought some collard seeds from the outfit mentioned here, the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. They got them from an elderly Black man named William Alexander. They grew well with no attention and tasted good.

There was a living history museum at an old homestead near where we lived in Gainesville. Muffin used to love to go there and play with the washboard and hand pump. We also enjoyed events like the day they made sorghum syrup every year. They said that in north Florida, the three staple crops were collards, sweet potatoes, and corn. Between them, they cover a lot of essential nutrients. Properly stored, sweet potatoes will last all winter, even in a warm winter climate. Collards will grow all winter in north Florida. And dried corn and cornmeal keep well.

Collards and sweet potatoes produce a lot and don't take a lot of care in that climate. Corn is more finicky, but I guess they could give it the extra time and fertilizer they saved on the collards and sweet potatoes.


--------------------------------
Mary Anna Evans
http://www.maryannaevans.com
MaryAnna@ermosworld.com

 
Posts: 14891 | Location: Florida | Registered: 22 April 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

    well-temperedforum.groupee.net    The Well-Tempered Forum  Hop To Forum Categories  Off Key    Saving Collard Greens