The Milkweed Diaries

Monday, December 10, 2007

Dreaming in Color: winter seed catalogue fantasies

Circled in our Seed Savers Exchange catalogue for spring planting:

5 Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard (left) This gorgeous and tasty riot of color is apparently one of Barbara Kingsolver's favorites too -- she sings its praises in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

There's a little of this variety growing in one of the raised beds in our garden now, and we could have it coming in all winter with cold frames or the hoop house, but since we're not quite to the point of a Four Season Harvest, we'll have to wait till spring.

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