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.