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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.

Posted by on May 16, 2008 at 5:20 am, in the category Eat This.
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3 responses to “Growing Science Experiments”

  1. tai haku says:

    That purple pak choi they mention is one of the most spectacular little foliage plants I’ve ever seen.

  2. Michele Owens says:

    Susan, are you listening to tai haku? It sounds perfect for a potager.