Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Seeds are Restocked

Our seed racks are full with our 2010-2011 varieties. One which seems pretty strange if you really think about it is a seed for seedless watermelon. Ferry Morse has one called Ultra Cool Hybrid, claims to be sweet & seedless. A pollinizer is required and they recommend Sugar Baby, so be sure to pick up both varieties for best results.

The attached photo isn't what your watermelon will look like, I just thought it was a fun way to get your attention.

Our Ferry Morse lines consist of their regular choices along with an Organic Line and Heirloom Line, the pictures alone make me what to plant them. Everything looks so yummy, and you know you and trust the quality of their seeds. One variety we sell out of and reorder all year is the Cat Treats, even my cat at home Hunter enjoys this. I plant a few seeds every week so she always has a new crop growing out of her flower pot.

Another best seller is Basil, just writing about it I'm able to smell this wonderful herb, maybe we'll have to make up a tomato & basil salad this evening. How simple is this recipe, if you haven't tried it or one similar you really should treat yourself to it.

vine ripe tomatoes, cut into bite size pieces or use the cherry ones
a handful of fresh basil leaves, torn into bite size pieces also
blend together a minced clove of garlic with about 2 tablespoons each of extra virgin olive oil and a rich balsamic vinegar.
pour this over the tomatoes and basil and let sit for a little while at room temperature
add salt & pepper to taste if necessary

Enjoy this with some fresh mozzarella a crusty loaf of bread and of course a glass of wine. Sit outside in your garden and reflect on our sunshine which has finally stayed around for a few days.

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