Mid-Atlantic

April, 2008
Regional Report

Web Finds

Renee's Garden
Looking for tips about starting seeds? Composting? Sowing and growing mesclun? How about tempting seasonal veggie recipes such as California Stuffed Chard? Renee's Garden's Web site is about more than gourmet vegetable, kitchen herb, and cottage garden flower seeds. Among the new 2008 seed offerings are Cat Treats Gourmet Mixed Greens, Native American Three Sisters Garden, and 'Little Prince' container eggplant.

Books

John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds
I was ready for a quick flip through the John Scheepers Kitchen Garden Seeds catalog but stopped on page 2, my mouth watering from two recipes for fresh asparagus: Purple Passion Asparagus Rafts with French bread, butter, and lemon juice; and Roasted Dulce Verde Asparagus. Page 3 had a recipe for Roasted Beet Salad. On page 4, Portuguese soup, Caldo Verde. Wow! This reads like a tantalizing gardening cookbook with the convenience of seed sources at the fingertips. Though Web sites are nice, savoring the promise of homegrown veggies cooked to sweet perfection is better with catalog in hand. Order by calling (860) 567-6086; or go to: http://www.kitchengardenseeds.com.

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