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Farm markets and roadside stands have fresh spinach for sale, particularly in areas of North Carolina.

Markets and vendors have fresh cabbage, apples, collards, kale, turnips, bok choy, beets, herbs and mustard greens.

Tulip enthusiasts climb great heights to photograph some of the world’s most hard-to-find varieties.

Colorblends Wholesale Flowerbulbs and the Amsterdam Tulip Museum share these on




New tomato varieties are aplenty for 2015 gardeners

Fresh spinach is available

Whip turnips fluffy and moist

Fresh turnips from the garden can turn into more than a traditional dish with a little imagination.

Try creating a soufflé with turnips and onions whipped with some fluffy egg whites.

Rare tulips sought in the wild



(Photo credit: Colorblends.


By Bobbie Whitehead

Posted Feb. 2, 2015

As gardeners thumb through the latest seed catalogs, they're likely to find a new tomato with just the characteristics they want, not to mention hundreds of old favorites, too.

This year, crossed heirlooms, hybrids with multiple virus resistance, multicolored cherry tomatoes, more heirlooms and old fashioned taste remain the trend.

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Genuwine is a cross between Brandywine and Constoluto Genovese (Photo: National Garden Bureau). Turnip soufflé
Tyee spinach growing in pot.