This first season in our garden is buzzing with promise. We're sowing a diverse range of indigenous seeds and vines, many of which have been saved from previous years and shared by our network of friends. Among them, you'll find murenda (jute mallow), nderema (also known as vine spinach or Malabar spinach), and mitoo (also known as slenderleaf). We're also grateful to the Seed Savers Network
for sharing a variety of seeds with us, some of which we'll be growing specifically for the seed bank. While not all seeds may reach maturity—gardening is, after all, an exercise in patience and adaptability—we're eager to nurture them and observe which ones thrive.
Of these variety of crops, here are four special plants we have our eye on this season: