Happy New Year!
Though the garden is drifted over with snow, we are getting our seeds ready to plant. This year we will continue to feature hundreds of varieties of annual flowers including new All American Selections along with many unique selections from the top seed companies in the world.
In addition we are partnering with the new UW Urban and Local Food System Specialist, Julie Dawson, to conduct vegetable variety trials. We will be evaluating new varieties for growth characteristics as well as conducting culinary analysis with the assistance of local chefs. The project seeks to improve the breeding of vegetables by connecting breeders, growers, and end consumers to identify the traits of a plant that are important to each. See Link Collaborating for Flavor.
Please visit us at this years GARDEN EXPO FEB 7-9. We will be available to provide information about variety selection, planting techniques, and general garden advice.
Brian Emerson Trial Gardens Manager