Mar. 1 column

'Ruby Glow' romaine lettuce adds pizzazz to any salad. Photo courtesy of Rob Cardillo,
Here is a link to my column in today's edition of The Spokesman-Review: Seed catalogs offer veggie, fruit varieties. This column highlights some of the most interesting new vegetable varieties for this year.

As promised in my column, here are photos of each of the varieties I wrote about. Aren't they beauties? I would like to thank the seed companies below for graciously sharing these photos so I could in turn share them with you. I've included each company's web address at the bottom of this post. You'll note in my column that some of the varieties are available from more than one source so all sources are listed.

Also, if you live in the Spokane area, remember that Northwest Seed & Pet carries a huge selection of seeds, including most of these brands, so be sure to visit them.

Have fun planning your 2015 garden!

'Purple Teepee' bush beans - Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

'Rich Purple Pod' pole beans - Courtesy of Renee's Garden Seeds

'Albino' beets - Courtesy of Territorial Seed

'Kalibos' red cabbage - Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

'Patio Baby' eggplant - Courtesy of Natural Gardening Co.

'Ruby Glow' romaine lettuce - Courtesy of Cook's Garden

'Snow Leopard' melon - Courtesy of Territorial Seed

'El Gordo' cantaloupe - Courtesy of Vermont Bean Seed

'Pretty Pleasin' peas - Courtesy of Vermont Bean Seed

'Golden Sweet' pea - Courtesy of Territorial Seed
Online seed sources for the above varieties: