When I found out Niki Jabbour was coming out with a new book, I couldn’t wait to dive right into it. Veggie Garden Remix: 224 New Plants to Shake Up Your Garden and Add Variety, Flavor, and Fun is out now.
If you are looking to find exciting and unique vegetables for your garden, this book is definitely for you! I’ve always had a deep love for cucamelons a.k.a. Mexican sour gherkins. I think it has something to do with the fact that my ducks go absolutely nuts for these super small veggies! After reading this book, I now have so many different varieties I’m looking forward to trying.
Inside the book, you are introduced to more than 200 curious varieties of veggies! She will help you transition smoothly from heirloom classics to the more unique choices. In the picture below, she explains visually how if you like to grow broccoli, you should try growing ‘Piracicaba’, ‘Spigariello Liscia’ or Romanesco. I was pumped when I saw this. A week before I received the book, I ordered some Romanesco seeds! Now, I’m really ready to try planting them.