We are excited to announce a special morning event with our great friends Maya Shiroyama of Kitazawa Seed Co., and Kristyn Leach of Namu Farm. Two years ago, we hosted an event on planting + garden caretaking with Kristyn; remember that? It was a mind-blowing, super-educational event with a great turnout -- and we've received many requests to do it again. This time, we've added Maya to the roster for a gardening information powerhouse. Let's focus on how to grow Japanese herbs!
We are gardening newbies here at Umami Mart and thought long and hard about what we wanted to learn ourselves. Like, how the heck do you get seeds to sprout?!?! Amateurs.
Here are some other questions we wanted to ask Maya and Kristyn:
Should I start the seeds indoors?
Should I cover them with something?
Should I use a special fertilizer or soil to start seeds?
Which Japanese herbs are the easiest to grow in a drought?
In the sun? In the shade? In an apartment indoors?
Daily upkeep tips for herbs?
Maya and Kristyn will go over different shiso types, daikon sprouts, mitsuba and other Japanese herbs which are all very popular at Umami Mart. And shishito! We'll also have some mini starter plants for sale, thanks to Kristyn's green thumb.
WHAT: A talk on soil, seed and gardening tips for Japanese herbs with Maya Shiroyama (Kitazawa Seed Co.) and Kristyn Leach (Namu Farm).
Plus a mini plant sale!
WHEN: Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 11am
WHERE: Umami Mart
Old Oakland, CA
BART: 12th Street
TICKETS: Free! Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Gardeners of all levels are welcome! See you on Sunday!