Heirloom Seed Treasures

Royalty Purple Pod Beans

January 24, 2006

Royalty Purple Pod Beans are so incredibly attractive that you may find it difficult to stop admiring them long enough to eat them. These beautiful heirloom snap beans seem better suited for a table centerpiece than a dinner plate. Even the photos don’t do justice to the deep, rich, purple color of Royalty Purple Pod Beans. […]


Lutz Green Leaf Beet

January 19, 2006

Lutz Green Leaf Beet, also known as Long Seasons, is one of my favorite varieties of red beets. What’s so special about Lutz Green Leaf? Well to start with, it’s a sweet, deliciously flavored beet that performs very well in the home garden. As its alternate name “Long Seasons” suggests, this beet variety can remain […]


Heirloom Vegetables

December 29, 2005

Why grow heirloom vegetables? Well some would argue that growing heirlooms produces food with higher nutritional value, preserves plant diversity, protects our food supply from the control of corporate monopolies, provides produce that is proven safe for consumption, and that heirloom seeds will ultimately save humanity. On the opposite side of the heirloom vegetable issue […]


Tuscan Black Palm Kale

December 27, 2005

Growing Tuscan Black Palm Kale is a great idea if you’d like to create an edible garden that also stands out for its ornamental appeal. Tuscan Black Palm Kale is not only attractive, but many gourmet gardeners consider it to be the finest tasting kale around, and I tend to agree with them. This heirloom […]


New Seed Catalogs

December 20, 2005

Have you noticed the new seed catalogs showing up in your mailbox? If you haven’t now is the time to make your requests and get on the mailing lists of your favorite gourmet and heirloom seed suppliers. It seems like the vegetable seed catalogs start appearing earlier each year. My first one arrived in November. […]


Dazzling Veggies

September 4, 2005

A dozen of Kenny Point’s favorite gourmet vegetable varieties: Brussels sprouts ‘Rubine.’ Red sprouts and red-tinged leaves and stems. Cabbage ‘Early Jersey Wakefield.’ Tender and gets pointed heads. Kale ‘Lacinato.’ Tall, slender kale with savoy, dark-blue leaves. Potato ‘Russian Banana.’ Yellow-fleshed fingerling type with excellent flavor. Bean ‘Royalty Purple Pod.’ Bush bean with purple pods. […]