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The top 10 vegetables for California gardeners -- and everybody else
The top 10 vegetables for California gardeners -- and everybody else

What’s going to be in your garden this summer? Burpee knows. According to the giant seed catalog’s 2015 retail seed forecast, California’s many backyard fruit and vegetable farmers dig tomatoes most of all, followed by peppers, squash, cucumbers and carrots. You might think those would be the favorites everywhere, but you would be wrong. It turns out there’s a bit of regional variation when it comes to what we plant. For example, New York gardeners’ favorite are beans, and they’re a lot higher on cucumbers than we are as well. Nationally, Burpee says, tomatoes make up about 10% of all vegetable seed orders, followed by a close race between beans...

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