Can a Chowhound be a gardener? Compatible motivations, similar skills.
I have the aspiration to plant, tend and harvest a gourmet garden this spring, one which will multiply my dining enjoyment by providing fresher and tastier produce. It seems that the same dichotomy would apply to vegetables as to beef and pork: there are commercial breeds/varieties chosen for cost and storage considerations, and there are less-known breeds/varieties and methods which produce the superior dish.
SO...suggestions requested for 1) purveyors of superior seeds or plants; vegetables and herbs, and 2) books or other schemes of advice on best practices for best harvest. Thanks, Hounds.
A great resource is davesgarden.com
They have dozens of specialized forums at
In your case, check out the ones on
Garden Book reviews
and any regional forums that apply to you.
You sound like a southwest kinda guy, and they have both
Southwest and Texas area forums.
Their Garden Watchdog lists over 7000 seed and plant suppliers and rates the best ones by subscriber comments.
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