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