More colors appearing in Spy Garden!
I pruned a bunch of the chard and kohlrabi leaves gnawed on by cutworms. I hated to throw away the colorful leaves so I just lay them in the border.
The yellow-green tones in the lower half of the background are the garlic plants. Once the garlic wilts three-quarters of the greens it is time to harvest; we are just about there!
The Sicilian serpent edible gourds have not set any flowers/fruit yet but the leaves and plants are huge!
The corn in the teepee patch is about seven feet tall and setting fronds. Here is a closer look:
Also starting to set (hot pink!) fronds is the rainbow Inca sweet corn (planted in a different area). The sweet corn is only about four feet tall so far.
The Dragon’s tongue beans are a favorite. They grow on compact bush plants and set tons of beans. The colorful purple markings disappear if you boil them. They can also be eaten fresh or used as a shelling bean.
We are on tomato watch: still just green on that front!