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Franklin Garden Planting List, March 2016
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Garden SectionPlant IDFunctionsHarvestUses
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Common NameBinomialFamilyEdible
Fertility
Nectary
Medicinal
OtherFirst MonthLast MonthCulinary
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Woodland EdgeOstrich Fern
Matteuccia struthiopteris
OnocleaceaeFiddleheadsAprilAprilSteam, Roast, Pickle
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Woodland Edge
Shitaake Mushroom
Fruiting Bodies
April/SeptemberMay/OctoberRoasted, Stir Fry
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Woodland EdgeOyster Mushroom
Fruiting Bodies
April/SeptemberMay/OctoberRoasted, Stir Fry
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OrchardWhite CloverTrifolium repensFabaceaeFlowersN2, DAYGCAprilSeptemberTea, Salad
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Woodland EdgeWhite CloverTrifolium repensFabaceaeFlowersN2, DAYGCAprilSeptemberTea, Salad
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Herbs and MedicinalsWhite CloverTrifolium repensFabaceaeFlowersN2, DAYGCAprilSeptemberTea, SaladKEY
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Water Tank BedWhite CloverTrifolium repensFabaceaeFlowersN2, DAYGCAprilSeptemberTea, Salad
DA= Dynamic Accumulator (a plant that accumulates nutrients from the soil and consolidates them in its leaves and stems)
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Perennial Veg PatchGood King Henry
Chenopodium bonus-henricus
Amaranthaceae
LeavesAprilOctober
Salad Green, Cooking Green
N2= nitrogen fixer (a plant that fixes atmospheric nitrogen into soil nitrogen that can be used by plants)
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Perennial Veg PatchGarlic ChivesAllium tuberosum
Amaryllidaceae
LeavesYAPC, GCAprilNovemberUse like Green OnionWPBR resistant= White Pine Blister Rust resistant
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Vegetable GardenWintercressBarbarea spp.BrassicaceaeGreensAprilNovemberSalad Green*P= Poisonous
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Herbs and MedicinalsChivesAllium schoenoprasum
Amaryllidaceae
Culinary HerbAprilNovemberUse like Green OnionAPC= Aromatic Pest Confuser (a plant whose scent deters pests)
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Herb SpiralChivesAllium schoenoprasum
Amaryllidaceae
Culinary HerbAprilNovemberUse like Green Onion
GC= Ground Cover ( a plant that provides coverage for the ground- preventing weeds from establishing and holding in moisture)
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Brick BedChivesAllium schoenoprasum
Amaryllidaceae
Culinary HerbYAPC AprilNovemberUse like Green Onion
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Wet BedStinging NettleUrtica dioicaUrticaceaeLeaves, TeaYAprilMay/ June-SeptCooking Green, TeaDefining Terms:
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Edible LandscapesHoneyberry
Lonicera caerulea var. kamtschatica
CaprifoliaceaeBerriesYMayMay
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
Family: a biological classification, family is one of the eight major taxonomic ranks; it is classified between order and genus.
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Southern BermSedumSedum spp.CrassulaceaeLeavesMayMayCooking GreenFunctions: The plant's purpose, natural or intended in the garden
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Water Tank BedSedumSedum spp.CrassulaceaeLeavesMayMayCooking GreenFertility: refers to the ability of a plant to affect soil quality
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Wet BedSedumSedum spp.CrassulaceaeLeavesMayMayCooking GreenNectary: a nectar-secreting plant that attracts pollinators to the garden
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Edible LandscapesTurkish RocketBunias orientalisBrassicaceaeLeavesMayJuneCooking Green
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Perennial Veg PatchAsparagusAsparagus officinalisAsparagaceaeShootsYYMayJuneSteamed, Roasted
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Perennial Veg PatchYarrowAchillea millefoliumAsteraceaeTea HerbDAYYGC, APCMayJulyTea
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Currant PatchYarrowAchillea millefoliumAsteraceaeTea HerbDAYYGC, APCMayJulyTea
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Roadside PatchYarrowAchillea millefoliumAsteraceaeTea HerbDAYYGC, APCMayJulyTea
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Herbs and MedicinalsYarrowAchillea millefoliumAsteraceaeTea HerbDAYYGC, APCMayJulyTea
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Pea Shrub TrellisComfreySymphytum officinaleBoraginaceaeN/ADAYY
Invertebrate shelter
MaySeptemberN/A
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Woodland EdgeComfreySymphytum officinaleBoraginaceaeN/ADAYY
Invertebrate shelter
MaySeptemberN/A
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Herbs and MedicinalsSpearmintMentha SpicataLamiaceaeCulinary HerbMaySeptember
Pesto, Sauces, Dessert, Beverages
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Perennial HerbsOregano
Origanum vulgare hirtum
LamiaceaeCulinary HerbYYAPCMaySeptemberPesto, Seasoning, Oil
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Wet BedLemon BalmMelissa officinalisLamiaceaeTea HerbMaySeptemberDessert, Tea, Pesto
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Perennial Veg PatchSylvetta ArugulaDiplotaxis muralisBrassicaceaeLeavesYMayOctoberSalad Green, Pesto
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Perennial Veg PatchSweet WoodruffGalium odoratumRubiaceaeTea HerbYYGCMayOctoberTea
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Perennial Veg Patch
Egyptian Walking Onion
Allium cepa proliferum
Amaryllidaceae
Greens, roots
YAPCMayOctoberUse like Green Onion
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Southern BermAnise HyssopAgastache FoeniculumLamiaceaeTea HerbMayOctoberTea, Dessert, Pesto
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Roadside PatchAnise HyssopAgastache foeniculumLamiaceaeTea HerbYYAPCMayOctoberTea, Dessert, Pesto
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Herbs and MedicinalsAnise HyssopAgastache foeniculumLamiaceaeTea HerbYYAPCMayOctoberTea, Dessert, Pesto
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Roadside PatchEnglish ThymeThymus vulgarisLamiaceaeCulinary HerbYYGC, APCMayNovemberSeasoning, Tea, Oil
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NW Stone BedSweet FernComptonia peregrinaMyricaceaeTea HerbN2YMayNovemberTea
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Perennial HerbsSageSalvia officinalisLamiaceaeCulinary HerbYY
APC, Invert shelter
MayNovemberSeasoning, Tea, Oil
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Herb SpiralRosemaryRosmarinus officinalisLamiaceaeCulinary HerbMayNovember
Seasoning, Desserts, Tea
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Brick BedSageSalvia officinalisLamiaceaeCulinary HerbYY
APC, Invert shelter
MayNovemberSeasoning, Tea, Oil
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Brick BedThymeThymus vulgarisLamiaceaeCulinary HerbYYGC, APCMayNovemberSeasoning, Tea, Oil
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Edible LandscapesLabrador VioletViola labradoricaViolaceaeLeavesDAGCJuneJuneSalad Green
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Perennial Veg PatchLabrador VioletViola labradoricaViolaceaeLeavesDAGCJuneJuneSalad Green
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Pea Shrub TrellisLabrador VioletViola labradoricaViolaceaeLeavesDAGCJuneJuneSalad Green
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Northern Berm
June-bearing Strawberry
Fragaria ananassaRosaceaeFruitDAYGCJuneJune
Dessert, Fresh, Beverages, Jam
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Southern BermDaylilyHemerocallis fulva
Xanthorrhoeaceae
FlowersYJuneJulySalad, Dessert
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Southern BermWild BergamotMonarda fistulosaLamiaceaeTea HerbYYAPCJuneJulyTea, Dessert
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Roadside PatchNew Jersey TeaCeanothus americanusRhamnaceaeTea HerbN2YYJuneJulyTea
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Northern BermBee BalmMonarda didymaLamiaceaeTea HerbYYAPCJuneJulyTea, Dessert
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Woodland EdgeWild GeraniumGeranium maculatumGeraniaceaeYGCJuneJulyN/A
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Perennial HerbsBee BalmMonarda didymaLamiaceaeTea HerbYYJuneJulyTea, Dessert
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Wet BedStella D'Oro LillyHemerocallis fulva
Xanthorrhoeaceae
FlowersYJuneJulySalad, Dessert
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Edible LandscapesSea KaleCrambe maritimeBrassicaceaeLeavesYYJuneAugustUse like Broccoli
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Pea Shrub Trellis
Dwarf Siberian Pea Shrub
Caragana arborescensFabaceaeSeedsN2Y
Invertebrate shelter
JuneAugustFresh or Dried Beans
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Southern BermBlack Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaAsteraceaeTea HerbYYJuneAugustTea
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Currant PatchBlack Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaAsteraceaeTea HerbYYJuneAugustTea
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Roadside PatchBlack Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaAsteraceaeTea HerbYYJuneAugustTea
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Northern Berm
Hyssop-Leaf Mountain Mint
Pycnanthemum hyssopifolium
LamiaceaeTea HerbYYGC, APCJuneAugustTea, Dessert
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Northern BermBlack Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaAsteraceaeTea HerbYYJuneAugustTea
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NW Stone Bed
Dwarf Siberian Pea Shrub
Caragana arborescensFabaceaeSeedsN2Y
Invertebrate shelter
JuneAugustFresh or Dried Beans
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Perennial HerbsBlack Eyed SusanRudbeckia hirtaAsteraceaeTea HerbYYJuneAugustTea
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Perennial HerbsFrench TarragonArtemisia dracunculusAsteraceaeCulinary HerbYYAPCJuneSeptemberSeasoning, Pesto
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Wet Bed
Raspberry, primocane
JuneSeptember
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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Pea Shrub TrellisPurslanePortulaca oleraceaPortulacaceaeGreensDAYGCJuneOctober
Salad Green, Cooking Green, Herb
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Northern BermAlpine StrawberryFragaria vesca alpinaRosaceaeFruitDAYJuneOctober
Dessert, Fresh, Beverages, Jam
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NW Stone Bed
Everbearing Strawberry
Fragaria ananassaRosaceaeFruitDAYGCJuneOctober
Dessert, Fresh, Beverages, Jam
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Perennial Veg PatchPerpetual SorrelRumex acetosaPolygonaceaeGreensDAJuneNovemberSalad Green, Soups
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Edible LandscapesWelsh OnionAllium fistulosum
Amaryllidaceae
Greens, roots
YAPCJune NovemberUse like Green Onion
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Roadside Patch
Short-Tooth Mountain Mint
Pycnanthemum muticum
LamiaceaeTea HerbYGC, APCJuneAugustTea, Dessert
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Seaberry PatchRoman ChamomileAnthemis nobilisAsteraceaeTea HerbYAPCJulyJulyTea, Baked Goods
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Perennial Veg PatchCurrant, RedRibes silvestre
Grossulariaceae
BerriesYJulyJuly
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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Peach PatchWhite Lady PeachPrunus persicaRosaceaeFruitYJulyJuly
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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Peach PatchPinks (Dianthus)Dianthus plumarius
Caryophyllaceae
FlowersGCJulyJulySalad, Dessert
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Quince PatchRoman ChamomileAnthemis nobilisAsteraceaeTea HerbYAPCJulyJulyTea, Desserts
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Currant Patch
Currant, Black, Titania
Ribes nigrum
Grossulariaceae
BerriesYY
WPBR Resistant
JulyJuly
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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Orchard
Currant, pink champagne
RibesBerriesJulyJuly
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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OrchardCurrant, blankaRibesBerriesJulyJuly
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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Orchard
Currant, Black, titania
Ribes nigrumBerriesJulyJuly
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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Herbs and MedicinalsRoman ChamomileAnthemis nobilisAsteraceaeTea HerbYAPCJulyJulyTea, Dessert
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Perennial HerbsRoman ChamomileAnthemis nobilisAsteraceaeTea HerbYJulyJulyTea, Dessert
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Herb SpiralEnglish LavenderLavandula angustifoliaLamiaceae
Culinary and Tea
JulyJulyTea, Dessert, Meats
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Seaberry PatchPurple ConeflowerEchinacea purpureaAsteraceaeTea HerbYYJulyAugustTea
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Pea Shrub TrellisChinese yamDioscorea batatasDioscoreaceaeTubersYJulyAugustUse like Potato
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Quince PatchBlack HuckleberryGaylussacia baccataEricaceaeBerriesYJulyAugustDessert, Jam, Sauce
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Currant PatchRose of SharonHibiscus syriacusMalvaceaeFlowersYJulyAugustTea, Salad
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Roadside PatchPurple ConeflowerEchinacea purpureaAsteraceaeTea HerbYYJulyAugustTea
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Vegetable GardenRose of SharonHibiscus syriacusMalvaceaeFlowersYJulyAugustTea, Salad
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Perennial HerbsPurple ConeflowerEchinacea purpureaAsteraceaeTea HerbYYJulyAugustTea
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Water Tank BedBlueberry, Toro
Vaccinium corymbosum
EricaceaeBerriesJulyAugust
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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Water Tank Bed
Blueberry, Bluecrop
Vaccinium corymbosum
EricaceaeBerriesYJulyAugust
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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Water Tank BedBlueberry, Jersey
Vaccinium corymbosum
EricaceaeBerriesYJulyAugust
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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Water Tank BedBlueberry, Elliott
Vaccinium corymbosum
EricaceaeBerriesYJulyAugust
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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Water Tank Bed
Blueberry, Chippewa
Vaccinium corymbosum
EricaceaeBerriesYJulyAugust
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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Water Tank Bed
Blueberry, Lowbush
Vaccinium corymbosum
EricaceaeBerriesJulyAugust
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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Vegetable GardenEnglish RoseRosa floribundaRosaceaeFlowersJulySeptemberTea, Jam, Dessert
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Seaberry PatchSea BerryHippophae rhamnoidesElaeagnaceaeBerriesN2AugustAugust
Dessert, Fresh, Beverage, Jam
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