As we get ready to put our veggie-garden in (hopefully the flurries will stop soon...), we thought we'd try a few different ones this year.
That meant catalogue-shopping, since most stores in our area carry rather basic varieties of the usual culprits - peas, carrots, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, cukes, etc.
Our most exotic seeds came from Heritage Harvest Seed, and include:
Albino Beets, with sweet, white flesh;
Dragon Tongue beans, yellow, 6 inches long with purple streaks;
Purple Dragon carrots, with purple skin and yellow-orange flesh;
Sweet Meat squash, slate-blue skin colour, about 10 lbs mature;
Black Hungarian peppers, a hot pepper variety;
and 3 varieties of tomatoes (although last year our tomoatoes were a total flop. Hopefully this year!)
From Vesey Seeds in the maritimes, and other more local seed merchants, we've rounded out the garden with Green Zukes, Gold Zukes, pumpkins and other winter squash varieties, patio-pickles, yellow wax beans, lettuce, spinach, and "ordinary" carrots and beets.
What's growing in your garden?