Saturday, January 21, 2012

Wish You Had Winter Squash?

This spring, you can choose to plant a few varieties of Winter Squash so that your wish will be granted.   Planted in Spring and harvested in Autumn, most Winter Squash keeps well through the winter.  

From creamy Butternut Squash Soup, toasty oven roasted Acorn Squash, to the exotic flavor of Baked Sweetmeat Squash, you can plant these Heirloom Seeds in Spring, gaze upon the broad green leaves all Summer,and eat these green, orange, and golden treasures from October to February, March, or longer!

For Butternut Squash Seeds consider:

For Heirloom Acorn Squash Seeds that were introduced in 1913:

Exotic Sweet Meat Squash Seeds:

For delicious ways to prepare Winter Squash, this little book at $3.99 will expand your Squash Cuisine Skills:

May your pantry or root cellar and family be blessed this fall with Luscious Winter Squash!

Artichokes in your Garden

Imagine steaming a fresh artichoke that your grew from Heirloom Seed.   The Green Globe Artichoke Seeds at    produce tender, succulent Artichokes from seed in approximately 85 days.  If you are feeling hungry for that unique spring flavor present in Artichokes you might consider growing some.  To go directly to the photo on Heirloom Green Globe Artichoke seeds, click here:

Artichokes are a true superfood because, like Milk Thistle, Artichokes are also a thistle and thus have liver protecting and liver regenerating effects.    Artichokes are also a wonderful digestive tonic, and mostly, even though low in calories, Garden Grown Artichokes taste sensational!

If you wish to dip the leaves in melted butter, consider adding some fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme to the butter.   Another option is to dip the leaves in Omega 3 rich Hemp Oil or Heart Healthy Olive Oil.

The Green Globe Artichoke at  is a perennial in zones 7 - 10 and is planted as an annual elsewhere.    To find your zone:  //