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January 21, 2011

Gardening on the Internet

The seed catalogs are arriving in mailboxes by the, well, by the wheelbarrow-full, and Barbara Damrosch, who writes about vegetable gardening and cooking for the newspaper down the street, says she tries not to look at them when she is hungry.

Barbara gives a list of seeds she's going to order and I want to sign up for any of her surplus this summer.

Among the new veggies she mentions is a kale-broccoli hybrid called Brokali from Burpee, those baby sweet corns you find in Chinese food from Southern Exposure, the Lemon Drop cherry tomato from Seed Savers Exchange and a new loose-leaf lettuce from John Scheepers called Midnight Ruffles, which she says "sounds like a costume from "La Traviata."

A fun read, for sure. Whether you are hungry or not.

Photo courtesy of Burpee

Posted by Susan Reimer at 11:15 AM |
Categories: Vegetable gardening
        
About Susan Reimer
Susan Reimer has spent 16 years writing about raising kids - among other topics - in her column for The Baltimore Sun. And every time son Joseph or daughter Jessie passed another milestone - driver's license, college, wedding or a move to a new military duty station - she has planted another garden. Now she will be writing about those gardens - and yours - here on Garden Variety.

Susan isn't an expert gardener, but she wasn't an expert mother, either. Both - the kids and the gardens - seem to be doing well in spite of her.

She lives in Annapolis with her husband, Gary Mihoces, who loves to cut his grass but has noticed that there seems to be less of it every time the kids pass another milestone.
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