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Vegetable Gardening This Year? Check Out This List

Dancer from Johnny's Selected Seeds is one of the best eggplants on the market today.

Dancer from Johnny’s Selected Seeds is one of the best eggplants on the market today.

Johnny’s Selected Seeds in Albion, Maine, runs the most extensive trials of any significant seed company in North America. The company’s technicians have lots of goals in evaluating crops — everything from yield, to drought and disease resistance, to days to maturity — but by far the No. 1 criteria is taste. The founder, Rob Johnston, is a good friend of mine and I can tell you from first-hand experience that he’s obsessive-compulsive about picking vegetables for great flavor.

That’s why this link to the company caught my eye. If you’re going to convert part of your lawn to vegetable gardening this year, or if you just want to improve the garden you have already, check this out: http://www.johnnyseeds.com/t-recommended.aspx?source=E_Recommended_0511_HGCM_alllink

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Paul Tukey

An international leader of the green movement, Mr. Tukey is a journalist, author, filmmaker, TV host, activist and award-winning public speaker, who is widely recognized as North America's leading advocate for landscape sustainability and toxic pesticide reduction strategies.

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  • Carol

    If my neighbors have Truegreen come, how can I protect my garden on my side of the lot line? Or can’t I?

    • Paul Tukey

      Carol,
      Unfortunately, you really can’t protect your lot or your lungs from the applications of lawn pesticides, which will drift in your direction if the wind is blowing that way. Some folks will garden under hoops for that reason, which offers a level of plastic protection. http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6172-the-hoophouse-handbook.aspx.
      PT

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