Ranting on seeds in the NYTimes


Here’s a must-read for seed geeks (i.e., everybody but me).
Check out yesterday’s New York

We’re proud to say that our own Michele Owens is the first
of six gardeners interviewed for Michael Tortorello’s piece “Packets Full of
Miracles.”  Each gardener lists six
of their favorite seeds, one new variety they are trying this year, and one
seed that will never darken their soil again.

Even I was tempted by Michele’s description of Double Rose
Peony poppy. And who knew that a turnip could have a romantic name like Rapa di
Milano Colletto Viola? I was also intrigued by the Nigella sativa grown by Holly

Many of you will remember Tortorello as the seemingly
hapless starter gardener who has been blogging
for the Times about his trials and tribulations as a first-time vegetable

Posted by on January 21, 2010 at 10:00 am, in the category Uncategorized.
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7 responses to “Ranting on seeds in the NYTimes”

  1. I saw it! Great article. And thank goodness there is actually some GARDEN in NYT home and garden section for once.

  2. angelchrome says:

    Very neat article, but I wish they’d interviewed just one Southern gardener.

  3. Deirdre says:

    I was grateful that a Pacific Northwest gardener was quoted. our lack of summer heat means a lot of things won’t flower or fruit here.

  4. susan harris says:

    It was great! And inspiring. Interesting selection of interviewees, too.

  5. Pam says:

    It was a great article but I was also disappointed not to find a few intriguing plants than might thrive in the coastal south.

  6. Judy says:

    We agree on the recommendation for pineapple tomatoes, which we mistakenly purchased as plants several years back, a happy mistake. Yes, these tomatoes are watery, but that seems to make them excellent candidates for roasting. The result is a different finished product than roasted plum tomatoes–sweeter, more carmelized.
    Just follow the roasted tomato recipe in Fine Cooking, although we use far, far less oil. And the cooked tomatoes–the ones that aren’t gobbled immediately–really do freeze well.

  7. You’re not into seeds? I buy them because I get so much, but honestly, I like plants best too.~~Dee