Lane Selman of Culinary Breeding Network-A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach January 13, 2019

Culinary Breeding Network: It’s seed-shopping time, time to kick off my annual Seed Series on the show and website, and introduce you—and myself—to plants both traditional and cutting-edge worth searching out to try in this year’s garden. Lane Selman, who showed off some of each of those for us in our recent interview, is founder of the Culinary Breeding Network, a collaborative community of plant breeders, seed growers, farmers, produce buyers and chefs aiming together to improve quality in vegetables and grains by creating and identifying and promoting more desirable cultivars.

Lane is also an assistant professor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University who confesses to an obsession with a diversity of radicchio, among other weaknesses, and we talked about growing salads of gorgeous radicchio, and extra-flavorful varieties of fennel and arugula, about some exceptionally beautiful and tasty beets and more—including winter squash that last a very long time in storage and can be enjoyed cooked or raw, that you may not have grown but should. Here is the full illustrated transcript on A Way to Garden dot com.


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