Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Growing green

In Miami, winter is the growing season. That's when it's cool enough -- but still sunny -- to not have your seedlings burn to a crisp. What's in Nancy's garden? Green peppers, right, heirloom tomatoes, Swiss chard. In addition there's arugula, Russian kale -- its frilly leaves have a beautiful rosy blush -- mesclun, scallions and assorted herbs. (The spinach flamed out.) The tomatoes and peppers are well camouflaged amid the leaves, but they are slowly turning bright red.

There's nothing like home-grown vegetables. The taste stand head and shoulders above store-bought. The arugula, for instance, is far more peppery. The seeds, for the most part, were planted on Election Day -- seeds of change, indeed.


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