In the deep winter, it makes me feel better to order my seeds and start planning my garden. I have traditionally bought every kind of seed that caught my eye, but that ended being wasteful. After several years of honing my choices, I have found a few real winners for my garden. I generally buy seeds from www.Fedcoseeds.com because they are affordable, good quality, and they always have a wide variety. The pictures are theirs.
Masai Bush Haricot
This thin, elegant french green bean is tasty and freezes beautifully. Unlike most green beans, if you go to the beach for a week and leave them on the plant, they won’t get dry and tough. They will be just fine when you get back.
This little beet thrives in my garden, and its unique shape is perfect for canning. It is easy to peel, and slices in uniform chunks like a carrot. It is also completely delicious.
Waltham Butternut Squash
These are not particularly unusual, but they grow like weeds in my garden when the other winter squash give in to damp or diseases. They are wonderful in everything from pie to soup to pasta sauce, and they last forever. I just used one the other day that was almost two years old. If you have eaten dinner at my house, I promise I did not feed you two year old squash, but only on principle. It is still amazing. John is reading over my shoulder and is distressed to learn that he has frequently eaten aged squash.
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