Plants Have Stories ...

At Peterson Garden Project we love stories. We’ve told our own origin story so many times most of us can recite it in our sleep. It’s been told so often that we’ve even heard a fairly mythologized version of it that attributes our founding to people we’ve never even heard of. Stories are an...

2015 Plant Sale List...

We’re bringing back our best-selling heirloom favorites for the 2015 annual plant sale! We’ve added two hybrid tomatoes- selected for great taste and disease resistance- as well as an open-pollinated basil variety, ‘Eleonora’, which is more resistant to downy...

Cooking Like Your Gr...

When I first started gardening, Nin, my Chinese mother-in-law, brought me seeds. Winter melon. Long, sweet cucumbers, snow peas, black beans. And something she calls “han toi.” Years later I have figured out that han toi is probably something like quinoa. But she planted it for the dark red...

Edible Flowers

       If you think the idea of eating flowers is new, think again: you’ve probably been eating them since you were young. A few of our common “vegetables” are actually flowers, and though we usually eat the buds, they’ll bloom if left on the plant.      Broccoli,...

What I’m Plant...

Every year, the question we get most often from new gardeners is, “What should I plant?” If you’ve asked, then you know what we’ll say: 1). Think of what vegetables you like to eat (or what you typically buy at the farmers’ market in the summer), and then, 2). Plan your garden using a...