They Tell Me Spring Will Come…


It’s blizzarding today.  It’s beautiful, but it’s late winter.  I’m ready to stop shovelling snow and to start eating the mache in my garden that germinated last fall but is now hidden under snow. 

High Mowing Seeds, a Vermont-based seed company that is unusual in that it only sells organic seeds and grows much of its own seed, has offered its Garden Starter Organic Seed Collection as a giveaway.  I’m a customer there.  I buy some of my favorite things from High Mowing, including a tiny tomato called ‘Matt’s Wild Cherry.’

How to win?  Tell me what you are most looking forward to eating out of your garden in 2011 and why.  Best answer wins. We’ll keep the contest open until 9 am Thursday, March 3.

Posted by

Michele Owens
on February 25, 2011 at 11:41 am, in the category Eat This.

Comment List

  • Kristina MacPherson 10 / 04 / 2015

    I am really looking forward to peas this season. My son’s favorite vegetable is peas (he’s 1 1/2) and it’s going to be so fun growing the peas with him, teaching him about gardening and then being able to eat our bounty together! Can’t wait for this snow to hurry up and go AWAY!

  • Joseph Tychonievich 31 / 08 / 2015

    Don’t enter me to win — I already have all the seeds I need (and more!) but I just have to say, I ADORE Matt’s Wild Cherry! I gobble them like candy.

  • Christopher C NC 12 / 03 / 2016

    I am looking forward to eating my strawberries because you have to wait a whole year for the first real crop. I need to remember to throw some compost on them soon.

  • Katie 25 / 06 / 2016

    I’m growing cucumbers this year, and I’m going to attempt to pickle them. So, depending how my pickling efforts turn out, I’m either really excited to eat some pickles, or to learn I can’t pickle and instead eat the cucumbers!

  • Kristen M 28 / 06 / 2016

    I am looking forward to fresh, just picked, still damp with dew or warmed in the sunshine raspberries. I’m trying 5 canes in containers this year, and I CANNOT WAIT for them to get here. Just the texture of their seeds, the ease of picking them, and the feeling that I’m growing something exotic in my backyard is enough to set my head spinning. Please warm weather, return soon! I need my little bit of garden porn back….

  • Jenny 20 / 11 / 2016

    I can’t believe I have to write this but zucchini! Last year the striped cucumber beetle {my nemesis} killed them all before I had the chance to participate in leaving zucchini on my neighbor’s porches. Hoping for an abundance of them this year.

  • Michelle Hickner 21 / 11 / 2016

    Days with snow on the ground in Seattle make me crave August, when almost every dish I’ll make will have tomatoes or basil. I’ve finally gotten serious about growing tomatoes, and have built a little cold frame for an early start. I even carefully read the catalog descriptions this year, and ordered early producers and blight-resistant varieties to arrive in April. Now all I need is some sun!

  • Faithling 21 / 11 / 2016

    Dear Michele,
    You need a hoop house. You could have harvested mache today in the midst of the snow storm! I did.

  • admin 21 / 11 / 2016

    My spring greens! This year I am growing pansies for my spring salads. We enjoyed the edible flowers last summer , so we are trying pansies and johnny-jump ups for our spring salad. -roberta:-) no more snow here in the midwest would be nice so we can enjoy our early salads as soon as april!

  • Nora 21 / 11 / 2016

    Nobody can see it yet, but me. I have worked from spring to summer last year removing blackberries and gravel from our yard, re-grading, and building retaining walls and raised beds. This is my first garden. What looks like a mud pit to everyone else is my green paradise waiting to happen. This year will be my first attempt at growing vegetables, and I am nervous and excited to see what happens. I would love to have something to help me get this started.

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