Category Archive: All-America Selections

Feb 02

Garden Planning – 18 Tomatoes Making the Cut

Gardening Jones shares which tomato varieties made the cut for 2017.

Seeds from tomatoes can remain viable for 10 years or more, so it’s easy enough to develop a collection of varieties. Especially if you also save your own. When I tell you, and this isn’t bragging, that I have 43 packets of seeds that were given to me, saved, or purchased… well if you know …

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Oct 30

Chef’s Choice Green Tomato

Gardening Jones shares her experience trialing the All America Select winner Chef's Choice Green Tomato.

  Chef’s Choice Green is another in the line of wonderful AAS winning hybrid tomatoes. We tried Orange also, read about that here.   We really liked the taste, very homegrown tomato much like any good red variety. But the color lends itself to more interesting dishes than the typical tomato recipes. Please note that …

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Sep 04

Chef’s Choice Orange Tomato

Gardening Jones shares her thoughts on the AAS Winner Chef's Choice Orange Tomato.

Artisan style pizza with orange marinara? Multi-color Tomato Salad? Yep, You Can Grow That! This is the first time we have ever grown an orange tomato, hard to believe I know. So we cannot compare it to another orange type, but just share our thoughts. We love this 2014 All America Selection for a number of reasons: …

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Jul 24

Katarina Cabbage 2016 AAS Winner

Gardening Jones shares her experience growing Katarina, the cabbage variety chosen as an All-America Selections winner for 2016.

This delightful little All-America Selections winning cabbage is perfect for containers or anywhere space might be an issue. We also like them because 1 head is perfect for just the 2 of us. You can harvest the whole plant, or just cut the head and leave the rest of the plant in the ground. Katarina …

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Apr 23

11 Hints for Growing Strawberries

Gardening Jones shares some helpful tips for growing strawberries.

Growing strawberries is easy to do. Here are a few tips to make you even more successful. Start strawberry plants by seed by barely covering the seeds with a wee bit of potting soil. Keep them moist and warm until they sprout. When transplanting strawberry plants, be sure not to bury the crown, or the plant …

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Mar 04

Strawberries from Seed – You Can Grow That!

Gardening Jones shares info about the 2016 All-America Selections seeds.

As a gardener I am very fortunate to have been accepted to be an All-America Selections seed trial garden. Not only do I get to check out wonderful new seeds, it also gives me the chance to grow things I might not have otherwise. Sweet on both counts. Take strawberries for example. In all my …

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Dec 31

AAS Profusion Double Deep Salmon Zinnia

Gardening Jones shares her wonderful success with this gorgeous AAS winner.

This gorgeous flower is an All American Select winner, and one we are thrilled to be a part of field testing. Simply grow in full sun, direct seed or transplant 2′ apart in ground or in containers. Planted just about 2 months ago, they are filling out their containers well with these beautiful doubled-row salmon …

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