About three weeks ago I was rolling through my blog subscriptions and saw a riddle from Kenny Point at Veggie Gardening Tips: What type of plants are wild but edible, cold-blooded, slippery, nutritious, and can be extremely valuable back home in the organic vegetable garden?
At first I thought it might be purslane (I had purslane on the brain at that point), but as a weed, I don't find it particularly valuable.
But then his picture of the ocean tipped me off: Seaweed!
A short time later, Kenny emailed me to say thanks for answering the riddle and he offered to send me some heirloom seeds. It wasn't a contest, he said, but I felt like I'd won one.
The seeds just arrived:
Wow! Neat! And packed for 2009, so I can plant some now and save the rest for next spring.
There's Kabocha Winter Squash, Sunset Flower Herb, He-Shi-Ko Bunching Onions, Cambodian Green Giant Eggplant, Empereur Alexandre Cucumbers and Rocky Top Lettuce Salad.
What a bounty! I hope the ones I plant now will have enough time to flourish. I'll just do a few this season, with crossed fingers.
If you like vegetable gardening, be sure to check out Veggie Gardening Tips. There's a lot of useful info there from a generous and knowledgeable gardener.