This time of year I'm often pouring over seed catalogs looking for the new & exciting varieties to add to our growing plan. As home gardeners can attest, there are so many options that it can be difficult to choose, and easy to rack up quite the seed bill very quickly! I've been restraining myself, though. :) This year I'm keeping it to at least one "tried and true" standby variety and limiting the new ones to just one newbie per crop. Kale is a good example of this: 'Darkibor' and 'Winterbor' are the old standbys, whereas 'Arun' is a brand new variety from High Mowing with long, straight stems great for bunching. We're adding Arun to the plan along with Darkibor and Winterbor to see how it performs. Next year we'll see if it performs well enough to take the place of either of the other curly kale varieties!
In other news - CHEESE from Chesapeake Gold is back!! Lots of varieties on the list to choose from.
You'll see some new winter veggies come back to the list in the next couple of weeks - there is a monotony of January produce, but if you can make it through there will be some good ones on the other side, I promise. Thanks for hanging in there with us!