The Beginnings of a Garden

By Kiersten | Last Updated: December 25, 2011


I bought a bunch of heirloom seeds from Baker Creek because I just can’t with boring veggies. So here’s the garden line up:

  • Petit Gris de Rennes melon
  • Brune d’Hiver lettuce
  • Black Hungarian peppers
  • Calabrese broccoli
  • Purple of Sicily cauliflower
  • Jaune Obtuse du Doubs carrots
  • Parisienne carrots
  • Japanese Black Trifele tomatoes
  • Yellow Wonder wild strawberries
  • Blue Curled Scotch kale
  • Tondo Scuro di Piacenza zucchini
  • Dragon Tongue beans
  • Dragon’s Egg cucumbers
  • Genovese basil
  • Giant of Italy parsley
  • Bambino eggplant

Because I’m starting the plants from seed, I knew I needed to start them as soon as we got here. On Sunday, we bought a newspaper and potting soil and on Monday, I made planters with the newspaper and filled them with soil and seeds.


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Looks great – I hope it works out for you and your garden thrives!

I haven't even heard of some of those types of veggies but if anyone can come up with tasty dishes for them – it's you!

And I love Bonzai Aphrodite! I wish I could be as disciplined as she is with everything. Maybe it's all the energy that comes with not eating animal products?!

Oooh, wow! Those are some of the most interesting vegetable names I've ever heard! I have to try the Dragon's Egg Cucumber!!! Congratulations on starting your seeds, I hope they all turn out wonderfully! I love your newspaper pots, too!

Those all sound so cool (and delish!) and I love the newspaper pot idea! I'll have to give that a try next year.

How long are your summers there? Our tomatoes are just starting to flower, but I know it will be quite awhile before I see any veggies (fruit, technically… I think?). I can't wait for them. I just had basil out of the garden last night and it was FABulous!

LOVE the newspaper pots. I have never heard of that. Good luck – hope your seeds sprout soon!

I just love how you went beyond the ordinary for your choices. I hope your garden will yield you wonders this year!

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