How do you beat the winter blues when the wind howls,
skies are overcast, and rain or worse, snow, ice, and sleet,
keep you captive inside?
How about dreaming of and planning a vegetable garden?
Browsing through seed catalogs full of promise
of sunny days and abundant crops?
Better yet, how about dreaming about a
French Heirloom Potager?
(potager ~ vegetable garden)
French food is legendary.
A country renowned for chefs, not cooks, also trains
chefs for the best restaurants throughout the world.
Most of us know about Cordon Bleu.
Yet regardless of how well trained a chef may be,
without fresh flavorful ingredients, a meal will not be memorable.
|French potager growing in Beynac, France|
For the average French household, fresh ingredients
come from their very own kitchen potager,
well-planned plots of carefully tended rows
that reflect the French love for structured gardens.
To chase away the winter blues, take
A Moment in France
planning a French heirloom potager.
|Tomato plants for sale in a Paris market|
While we may not be able to travel to France to shop for tomate plants,
we can buy French heirloom seeds from American seed companies.
In addition to tomates, my heirloom potager will have
haricots vertes (green beans), lettuce, squash, and melons.
Burpee Seeds and John Scheepers Seeds
have several varieties of heirloom French seeds from which to choose.
Here is a summary of the ones that appeal to me.
John Scheepers Seeds offers The French Garden Collection that has
seven seed packets that they describe as the classic French kitchen potager.
Chase away the blues even more by planting the French Garden Collection of
seeds in small French zinc seed pots.
A link to Burpee Seeds is at Heirloom French Seeds
A link to John Scheepers Seeds is at Kitchen Garden Seeds Collection
What is your favorite vegetable to grow?
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