The weather has been startlingly spring-like lately and seed catalogs have been arriving to the Williams Street Farmhouse in droves. I planted my first seeds last week (onions, leeks, celery and some herbs) and we can officially say, let the gardening season begin! This is one of my favorite parts of the gardening season, the dreaming stage.
This year my dreams are fueled by an excellent book called Eating on the Wild Side by Jo Robinson. The premise of the book is that many of the nutritious aspects of fruits and vegetables have been bred out in our quest to make our food sweeter, less bitter, store better, etc. The more wild a plant is, generally, the more nutrients it has. The book is loaded with information on how to buy, grow, and store the most nutritious foods.
As gardeners we are lucky because we can grow a greater variety…
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