Garden Planning

I’m so excited, I get to have a garden this year! It’s not at my apartment because I clearly have no where to put a garden in a 600 square foot apartment. My friend Erica shares a house with her sister and they are putting in a vegetable garden. I get to be a part of it!

The bad thing is that I want to grow everything. I also want to eat it all, but that’s a different problem. We had a garden planning meeting last night and we all want to grow everything. And can everything. And eat everything. We’re a bit over the top I think.

I really want to order seeds from Seed Savers. They have some amazing looking vegetables. I want to eat them all.

Here are some of my top picks:

Romanesco. How amazingly gorgeous is this vegetable?!?!?! It’s supposed to taste like the best broccoli you’ve ever had. I want to eat it. I want to know what it tastes like. And there’s always the Fibonacci connection to geek out over. If you count all of the spirals that go in different directions you’ll end up with consecutive Fibonacci numbers. Math is everywhere. Even in my food.

Tomatoes. There are over 70 varieties!!!!! How’s a girl to decide? There are so many colors and shapes. And they all look delicious. Who would have known from shopping at the grocery store that there are so many different kinds to choose from?! I want to can tomato paste, ketchup, tomato sauce, and salsa this summer.

Mexican Sour Gherkins. Yep, miniature watermelon looking cucumbers. Marisa at Food in Jars had a run in with these and pickled them. I’m dying to try them.

Also, take a look at all the cucumbers at Seed Savers. I want to make pickles out of all of them. That’s really the only way I actually enjoy cucumbers, but some of these may change my mind on that count.

Chiogga Beets. Gorgeous. And, I love beets.

Melons. Lots and lots of melons. I really really really want all of these actually. And don’t forget the watermelons, too!

All this food is making me hungry. I can only imagine how awesome this summer is going to be when we are eating meals that we grew. Wow.

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