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Showing posts from November, 2009

Seed Savers Exchange (heirloom)

As I have mentioned previously I am now in the process of trying to specifically grow heirloom vegetables as much as possible. This is the time of year when I begin to daydream about next seasons garden. I read through my old seed catalogs and dig around on the internet trying to envision next years harvest.

Last year while I was looking for seeds a fellow gardener recommended a company called Seed Savers Exchange. I am now going to do the same and recommend this fine company to you! This is a description straight from their website, which is located at

"Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit, member supported organization that saves and shares the heirloom seeds of our garden heritage, forming a living legacy that can be passed down through generations."

"Seeds now are widely used by seed companies, small farmers supplying local and regional markets, chefs and home gardeners and cooks, alike."

It is really an amazing group of people. It is the lar…

Book Review (75 Exciting Vegetables by Jack Staub)

75 Exciting Vegetables by Jack Staub was a gift from my in-laws in Vermont last Christmas. This book has had such a positive impact on my perspective of gardening. It basically took my method and my goals to the next level. Not only is eating home grown healthy but if done properly it can truly be an art, not only visually but for the palette as well.

Staub has a direct approach in his writing that allows for a quick read while presenting easy to remember information. He gives the reader a brief history of the select vegetable, the basic info in regards to growing, ways in which to prepare and serve the delicious addition to your garden and in between it all weaves a sly sense of humor.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in trying something new in their garden next spring. Squash to peppers, tomatoes to eggplants you will find something that strikes your curiosity and interest.