This time of year, everyone is getting excited about what they want to add to their garden. We like to look back on our 2017 garden trials for our favorites to add to the garden again this year. Here are 3 awesome vegetables that really stood out in our trials. We will grow these top performers again and again for surefire delicious home grown vegetables!
We are happy to add several newly-announced AAS winning vegetable varieties to our 2018 offering. These winners were announced after our catalog had been sent for printing, but they can be ordered online or by phone. A list of all the AAS winners we offer is available on our web site.
Tomato Chef’s Choice Red Hybrid – (80 to 85 day) – Regional (Southeast, West/Northwest) Winner. The new red-fruited addition to the Chef’s Choice series continues to impress the AAS judges. Indeterminate plants produce an abundance of 8-ounce, bright red, beefsteak-type tomatoes. The fruits are smooth and blemish-free with a firm, meaty texture, and a flavor that strikes just the right balance of acid to sugar. Great for both fresh eating and processing. Fusarium and Verticillium resistant.
Shrubs and bushes not only provide shelter and food for animals and birds but they make beautiful design elements in landscapes. Use them to add height, privacy, specimen plantings, back drops, color, definition or seasonal interest to your landscape.
January has brought frigid temperatures and the first significant snow of the season to Wisconsin. Our continued work preparing for our busy spring season helps to keep our employees warm and motivated through winter’s cold weather.
Books can make excellent winter companions, providing comfort through winter’s cold and snow and fueling possibilities of spring. We offer a number of excellent books on a range of garden-related subjects, from cooking, to crafting, and improving your garden.
Finding Your Last Spring Frost Date
I am a firm believer that breakfast is not a meal that should be skipped! But busy mornings make it tough to make healthy meals that the entire family has time to sit down and enjoy. Luckily, this is an easy, quick and fresh breakfast that your family will love and can take to-go, if need be!
Sundays at our house, I try to squeeze in some extra cooking time. I will make a big breakfast bake, frittata, banana bread or these delicious egg muffins to enjoy throughout the week, without having to cook and clean up breakfast every morning.
No matter where you are in the U.S., Florida to Wisconsin, many of us are wishing for warmer days. While I cannot provide you with sunshine and warm weather, this easy crock pot Zuppa Toscana recipe is sure to help comfort and warm up your family.
Zuppa Toscana is a copycat recipe from one of my favorite Olive Garden soups. It is deliciously creamy with tender potatoes, flavorful sausage and healthy kale, garlic and onions. It tastes even better with home grown vegetables. If you store your harvest, this is a great recipe for you. Visit your root cellar and take out those frozen veggies to enjoy a garden-fresh savory meal tonight!
With winter underway and seed catalogs delivered, it’s easy to begin to get excited about planning for the upcoming garden season. In some areas, it’s already time to begin starting some types of seed indoors!
4 Tips for Improving Seed Starting Success
The best strategies for improving success and consistency with seed germination and to increase the quality of the seedlings you grow are:
- Use a high-quality seed starting media
- Provide the proper germination temperature
- Consistently keep the media properly moist
- Provide sufficient light intensity
With a new catalog comes the opportunity to try new products in your garden. This year we have added a large variety of exciting new seeds, plants and gardening supplies. Over the next few weeks we will introduce you to some of our new for 2018 offerings to help you get insight into what will work best in your garden this year.
We know you have a lot of choices, but many people have limited space when it comes to growing their garden. That is why, this week we are showcasing some of our favorite new vegetables to the Jung Seed Co. catalog that not only work in large spaces but do great in containers or small gardens.
Happy winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and the beginning of winter! As 2017 winds down, we want to take the time to send all of our customers and their families our warmest and most heartfelt holiday wishes. May your winter holiday season be safe, festive, and filled with plenty of joyful times with friends and family.
The start of winter and the holiday season also means that our 2018 catalogs will be arriving very soon! Look for them to arrive by the end of the month. We hope that browsing our new catalog helps to remedy the “winter blahs” and fuels your plans for spring. For those of you that prefer perusing the catalog online, enjoy this link to the new 2018 Jung Spring Catalog.
As we work to put the final touches on our 2018 catalog, here is another sneak peek at some of our favorite new varieties for the upcoming season. Our 2018 catalog will be reaching mailboxes in late December. We hope our new catalog provides enjoyable winter perusing and fuels your plans for your garden in the coming spring
Sweet Corn American Dream – A bicolor sh2 sweet corn honored with a coveted All-America Selections award in 2017. This 77 day variety has excellent germination and very tender, extra sweet kernels that maintain their sweetness for an extended period. If you like Honey ‘N Pearl, you’ll love American Dream! We also believe that this is an excellent choice for those looking for a replacement for Xtra-Tender 277A.