For a quick and easy way to get some fresh vegetables started soon, see our special cool season collections – one focuses on roots and the other on greens that thrive in the cooler early spring weather. Fresh greens are only a little bit away!
Our Cool Season Greens have the seeds you need for an outstanding cool weather harvest. A hand-picked selection of our fast growing, most popular greens make getting started super simple and delicious. Included is the book “Grow Super Salad Greens”, showing how and what to grow to get the most out of your garden.
Our Cool Season Roots features vegetables which turn sweeter in cooler weather and can grow for a much longer time, creating a built-in fresh storage in your garden. Included is “Old Fashioned Garden Vegetable Recipes” featuring 73 recipes to turn your cool season harvest into satisfying and delicious dishes.
Dijon Roasted Heirloom Beets is a great recipe with an unusual preparation that really brings out the earthy goodness of fresh home-grown beets.
The secret is slow roasting at about 300°F for almost an hour. I prefer to do this in our charcoal fired Kamado grill, a Japanese clay covered BBQ which holds the heat amazingly well and gives an incredible rich but lightly smoky flavor.
The beets turn out heavenly, and I’m often asked what I did to make them so delicious. Oven roasted is a very good second choice, just make sure to roast them slow and long – it caramelizes the sugars in the beets, making them a surprise all of their own.