Plus, we eat! This year I had a Fall Seed Party for the first time. And AZ had record temps for the first time since 1980 (107-degrees). So, I may just stick to my Spring parties from now on.
But this year was great! We shared our successes and challenges from last years growing season—"What does a broccoli flower look like?", "My peppers just did not do well this year, did yours?", "Did you know, that if you let arugula flower, you can harvest the seeds pods for next year?" We all share tips and tricks, and advice for the new gardeners in attendance. Everyone goes home toting their seeds bags full of a treasure of seeds just waiting to burst forth into a bounty for the table in just a few short months.
I have shared my menu below—maybe it will inspire you to host a seed planting party, and gain some gardening coverts in your community.
What we enjoyed for brunch:
- Minted apple water (pitcher of flavored water with apple slices, lemons slices and crushed mint)
- Homemade chocolate granola with homemade yogurt.
- Garden greens salad with shaved honeydew melon, shaved ham, sun dried tomato and peach vinaigrette.
- Cracker crust pizza topped with homemade pesto, artichoke, pickled onions and Parmesan cheese.
- Garden plot cupcakes (inspired by Hello Cupcake cookbook.)