December 20, 2007

AMAZING AMAZON

I am a frequent shopper at Amazon.com but had never visited their Home and Garden section until a few days ago. Boy was I surprised and amazed at their seed collection - over 17,000 different varieties.

Looking for something special ? Here are but a few unusual varieties :



A Black Sea Man Tomato ? What a colorful salad this would make .



Black Squash



Purple Spinach


A Mum that you cook with ( Chinese and Korean Cuisine )



Lemon Cucumbers


Purple Cauliflower



Purple Carrots



A Weird Shaped Broccoli




And my personal favorite - The Hillbilly Tomato . Shouldn't that be Redneck Tomato ? Seems it was re-discovered growing in the hills of West Virginia and when sliced open it reveals a starburst pattern.

EVERY thing you need in seeds-heirlooms, new varieties, for those who have large acreage there's seeds sold in the thousands, seeds for rare trees and plants, and every kind of seed accessory you can imagine.

5 comments:

  1. I don't grow edibles but the black squash I'd grow just for the color.

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  2. Hi MBT. That black squash is cool, isn't it ?

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  3. I've eaten a few of these funky coloured veggies, like the purple cauliflower and the Romanescu broccoli from outer space. Some of these vegs are interesting to look at but rather bland, however, I love the unique tomatoes. My favourite are called Black Krim (which is purple with dark green shoulders) and Caspian Pink. Delicious and colourful.
    There's a very cool book called 75 Exciting vegetables for your garden by Jack Staub that I recommend; it's a well written and entertaining look at some way cool veggies, many of which you'll probably find on the Amazon site.

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  4. Thanks, Jodi. I'll have to check the book by Jack Staub out for some cool veggies.

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  5. I had no idea that seeds were available through Amazon. Those are all cool-looking veggies and I'd love to try some. Who cares about taste when the colours and shapes are so wonderful?

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