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September Plant Release: Breen, Campanula, Savory and Zaatar

The possibilities to enhance meal planning with homegrown ingredients are endless with Gardyn. Each month we’re delighted to bring new varieties to your Gardyning portfolio and even more fresh food to your plate!

 

Four plants have arrived for your Gardyn including crisp Breen, bell-shaped Campanula flowers, seasoned Savory, and complex Zaatar.

 

Want to deep dive into our new varieties? Visit the Gardyn Plant Book for growing and nutritional info, plus harvest to plate recipes. 

Savory

Native to Eurasia and North Africa, Summer Savory has been used for millennia as a seasoning as well as a medicinal plant. In fact, it was once used in love potions as an aphrodisiac.

 

Savory produces pale pink flowers that are small and fragrant. Its flavor is reminiscent of thyme and oregano with notes of mint. Savory leaves can be used fresh or dry. However, do not use Savory while pregnant.

Zaatar

Native to the Middle East and often called Syrian Oregano, Zaatar is not to be confused with “Za’atar”, which is instead an herbal blend.

 

Use dried or fresh Zaatar leaves as you would oregano. Its flavor is complex and a combination of marjoram, oregano, and thyme – and adds a wonderful herbal zing to dishes.

 

With an appearance similar to oregano with small, fuzzy green leaves. Zaatar has many supposed medicinal properties. It’s commonly touted to be a strong neuroprotectant, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic.

Breen

Packed with highly nutritious properties, Breen is a romaine lettuce variety, and a good source of: Vitamin A, C and K. Rich source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium and more.

 

Breen leaves have olive-green undertones and nicely contrasting veins. They are also firm and crisp with excellent flavor.

 

Salads are not complete if they don’t have these tasty leafy greens. It can also be braised or made into soup!

Campanula

With tall stems and deep blue bell-shaped blooms, Campanula is a Gardyner favorite. Enjoy the soft, sweet scent of the sturdy petals, Campaula holds up well in fresh bouquets.

 

Campanula originated from Europe and is also commonly named Bellflower. Both its common and scientific Latin names refer to the shape of its flowers, similar to small bells.

 

A creative alternative to the Rose, Campanula is also a symbol of unwavering love and gratitude.

How do you introduce new flavors to your family? We’d love to know!

It’s exciting to grow with your own personal farmer’s market, isn’t it? Providing fresh homegrown food not only gives you nutritious options at your fingertips, growing independently gives you peace of mind knowing where your food is coming from.

 

Gardyn members enjoy 10 new plants a month, free shipping, and access to Kelby, your own personal Gardyn Assistant.

 

Not a member? You should join us! Discover how you can grow with confidence with Gardyn.

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