Growing Science Experiments


The Wall Street Journal has a fun piece today about seed sources promoting strange-looking varieties to vegetable gardeners. I consider my vegetable garden one big amusing trial ground, so I’m all for it.  The fashiony purple pole bean ‘Blue Coco’ that I tried for the first time last year beat all other contenders for texture and flavor.

That clown George Ball of Burpee talks about ‘All Blue’ potatoes as a marketing failure: "flopperoos."  The MOST delicious baked potato in my experience.  Bake it until the skin is a hard boat and fill the thing with sour cream and chives. Life is good.


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