A Foodie’s Garden
If you’re a foodie and you’re not growing vegetables I have just five words: what are you waiting for?
OK, maybe I have more than five words, because if you aren’t growing your own, you’re missing out on some seriously good food. We’re talking about freshness and flavor here, not to mention organically grown. These are things I know that you are familiar with and value, so let me recommend a few veggies that I think will transform you from a run-of-the-table foodie into a food-lover who gardens.
If you’re planting vegetables you’ll want to start with one that’s really a fruit: the tomato. Although there are many great tomato varieties to grow (and I encourage everyone to grow several) these two are my must-have types for flavor and fruit production.
Virginia Sweets is a bi-color tomato that has been the most delicious and reliable producer in our gardens for the past four years. The fruits are large and the plants prolific. Virginia Sweets are flavorful: great for eating raw, of course, but also tasty for making yellow gazpacho, or golden tomato sauce.
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