In her latest Washington Post column Barbara Damrosch writes
It’s raining seed catalogues and the forecast is for the downpour to continue well into January.
She then starts in on her vegetable wishlist, what she would like to see the “elves” at the “North Pole Experiment Station” tinker with in her favorite vegetables to make them even better. I second the motion for a pepper that’s just a little bit hot. And I never would have dreamed of a root crop that you could store for the winter and then pot up to sprout broccoli on the windowsill, but it sounds like a plan. The new varieties on the front pages of the catalogues are all “improved,” but what should they really improve? What’s on your vegetable wishlist? For that matter, what’s your favorite seed (or plant) catalogue?