Catalog profile #2: The Cook's Garden

Business name: The Cook's Garden
Location: P.O. Box C5030, Warminster, PA 18974
Phone number: (800) 457-9703

Products carried: Seeds and plants for vegetables, herbs, annuals and fruit; gardening and kitchen supplies. They also have seed-starting supplies, cold frames, raised bed kits, tools and floating row covers.

Coupon: $10 off your order of $50 or more. Code: CXTEN, expires May 31, 2014.

What's caught my eye in their 2014 catalog:

'Purple Podded' shelling pea _ This is a beauty! The vines and peas are green but the pods are a deep purple color. As a bonus, the flowers are fragrant. They mature in 55-60 days.

'Touchon' carrot _ These heirloom carrots grow to 8" in length and are supposed to overwinter in a cold frame. Mature in 65 days.

'Yugoslavian Red' lettuce _ The photo of this one really grabbed me. It's a butterhead lettuce that is green and "pomegranate-red" in color. They would look beautiful in a salad.

'Casper' pumpkin _ I grew this variety last year and they're really striking in the garden. They'll grow from 10 to 16 lbs. and the white skin is very smooth and attractive.

'Salad Fresh Cutting Mix' lettuce _ This is a nice mix that includes arugula, endive, radicchio, mustard, and both red and green lettuces.

'Roman Ruby' Romaine lettuce _ They would look beautiful in both the garden and your salad bowl. They are new for this year and you'll be harvesting them in 45 to 60 days.

Swiss chard _ They have several different types and colors of this wonderful veggie.

'Incense Peach Shades' Sweet Peas _ This one really jumped out at me. The flowers are described as "blushing pastels," mostly in peach, pink and pale yellows. Wow.

Miscellaneous _  Cook's Garden offers certified organic heirloom vegetable plants (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants) and many different organic vegetable seeds. They also sell blackberry, blueberry, raspberry and strawberry plants, in addition to some specialty fruits.

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