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Day to Spring: 17
‘Tempest’ summer squash is a new cultivar from Johnny’s Selected Seeds that is being touted as having “outstanding culinary quality.” So as a consumer of outstanding culinary quantity, I am definitely interested in growing this veggie. To date, I am still looking for my go-to variety of summer squash, so when the people who grow/breed/sell squash say that this one is “outstanding,” I certainly take notice.
At first, I thought “outstanding culinary quality” was just the marketingcopywriter’s way of saying it tastes good. And while ‘Tempest’ reportedly is delicious, it also “retains its shape, texture, and color through a multitude of cooking methods, from grilling and roasting to pickling and braising.” I’m sold.
You can order your seed here: johnnyseeds.com
This Week’s Spring Picks:
Spring can’t come fast enough this year—I have a lot of planting to do! One of the first things that will go in the ground is ‘Daub’s Frosted’ juniper (Juniperus × pfitzeriana ‘Daub’s Frosted’, Zones 4-9). This plant caught my eye during a couple of photo shoots last year. Read More
What’s not to like about hydrangeas? They’re big, they’re bold, they’re beautiful. These are all spectacular traits for a plant to have in the garden, except, if you have limited space… Read more
I have always adored the white spring blooms of a doublefile viburnum (Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum, Zones 5-8), but I have never loved its size. At around 8 to 10 feet tall and wide, it’s not a massive shrub, its’ just that I really don’t want any shrub that size… Read more.
Countdown to Spring:
Check back tomorrow for Fine Gardening’s Countdown to Spring to find out what tools, plants, books – and more! – we are excited about this season. And join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest – tell us what you are excited about this spring, too!