March 11 column: New vegetable varieties

Here is a link to my column in today’s edition of The Spokesman-Review: Time to try new varieties of veggies.┬áIn it, I list many of this year’s new vegetable varieties in an effort to entice you to try something new. There’s a whole world of delicious veggies out there and this is only the tip of the iceberg!

I know I will be asked where you can find seeds for the vegetables I named so here is the information:
Cook’s Garden – ‘White Wonder’ acorn squash
Ed Hume Seeds – ‘Spookie Deep Sugar’ pumpkins
Irish Eyes Garden Seeds – ‘Spacemaster 80’ cucumbers, ‘Karlo’ organic heirloom peppers
Johnny’s Selected Seeds – ‘Vision’ corn, ‘Goldmine’ zucchini, ‘Pinnacle’ spaghetti squash
Pinetree Garden Seeds – ‘Butta’ zucchini, ‘Prima Rosa’ chard
Renee’s Garden Seeds – ‘Renee’s Beet and Chard Braising mix,’ ‘Stardom’ edible landscape lettuce, ‘Astia’ container zucchini
Seeds of Change – ‘Colorful beet mix’
Tomato Growers Supply – ‘Sunset Falls’ hybrid salad tomatoes, ‘Pot Black’ eggplants
Uprising Seeds – ‘Rumba’ carrots, ‘New England Pie’ pumpkins
For links to these and other mail-order companies’ web sites, click on the orange “Links” tab at the top of this page.