What a gardener really wants for Valentine’s Day
Andrea Bellamy |

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Forget the drugstore chocolate in the velvet heart, or even dinner at a swanky restaurant. What I want right about now are seeds. (When I think “Valentine’s Day,” I think, “time to plant peas!” not “better buy a card!”)

Here are my picks for some vegetable seeds that would make great Valentine’s Day gifts. No tacky stuffed animals required.

Who says practical can’t be romantic? If your love is of the puppy variety, buy your sweetie some Sweetie tomatoes, Blushing Beauty peppers, Tenderheart Sui Choi, or Cupid grape Tomatoes.

Want a little more sugar in your bowl? Try Sugar Daddy peas, Sugar Buns corn, or Sweet Mama squash.

Is your love the tempestuous type? Drunken Woman lettuce, and Passion or Obsession corn are perfect choices.

And if your lover doesn’t mind a little dirt under his or her nails (or in the bedroom), you’ve got to pick up some Quickie corn, Mr. Big peas, Fat n’ Sassy peppers, and Sweet Meat squash.

Don’t even get me started on the flowers you could buy.

Photo by lovelypetal on Flickr.



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