"Originally from Europe and grown for over a century for its distinct peppery flavor. Leaves and white flowers are all edible. Great in salads or lightly sauteed with garlic and pine nuts over pasta. Plant early spring or late summer as it prefers cool weather. High in protein for a green."
"Diminutive, sweet romaine from England. Compact heads with dense, blanched hearts and fine long standing flavor. The small size and tight heads are a real space saver."
"Beautiful luminescent, bright golden leaf petioles are striking in the garden and on the plate. Leaves are light to dark green and semi-savoyed. Steamed or in a stirfry, a great midsummer alternative to spinach, but will produce well into fall. Baby leaves are great in salads."
"A gorgeous burgundy beet with a flattened globe to round shape that tapers subtly and keeps a uniform size. Delicious dark green and burgundy leaves with deep red petioles. More vigorous than most red beets."
"Highly frilled, deep red leaves that grow slowly but resist bolting. Excellent as a cut and come again lettuce and stunning in salad mixes."
"Well balanced, earthy, sweet flavor, made the the winner in our (Seeds of Change) recent taste trials. Shorter roots perform well in heavy or shallow soils. A popular choice since 1929. Stores well."
"Golden roots that are both sweet and round make for a unique beet variety. The attractive and nutritious, deep green tops feature contrasting yellow stems and are mild flavored and delicious when cooked. 45 days for baby-sized roots; 60 days for full size."
"Striking reddish purple with a nearly coreless brilliant orange interior. Good raw, cooked and juiced. Freezes well for storage. Unique color and fine sweet taste are sure to be a hit with children. Slicing and peeling reveals marvelous contrast of colors. Bred by John Navazio."
So...as you can see my spring garden is well underway :) As a matter of fact, the arugula has already begun to germinate! And I saw a couple of the Little Gem Romaine lettuce heads beginning to peak through the soil this morning.
I just *love* it when the first tiny seedlings begin to poke their little green heads through the dirt! I'm one of those weird people that goes out to the garden every day and peers closely at each row to see if anything has begun to germinate.
My plan is to succession plant the red leaf lettuce, carrots and the beets by planting another row of each in about two weeks.
I have such high hopes for my spring garden this year. I've learned so much since getting back into gardening full throttle these past few years. Wish me luck and I'll surely keep you posted :)