In Addition to Green

More colors appearing in Spy Garden!

Lettuce Patch: This photo reminds me of a coral reef!

Lettuce Patch: This photo reminds me of a coral reef!

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.

Another view

Another view

Love-in-a-mist flower

Love-in-a-mist flower

Bean buds

Bean buds

Violet de Provence artichoke

Violet de Provence artichoke

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 green (violet de provence?) artichoke plant

The green (violet de Provence?) artichoke plant

Sicilian Serpent Squash has climbed to the top of the teepee!

Sicilian Serpent Squash has climbed to the top of the teepee!

The Sicilian serpent edible gourds have not set any flowers/fruit yet but the leaves and plants are huge!

Three Sisters Teepee Patch

Three Sisters Teepee Patch

The corn in the teepee patch is about seven feet tall and setting fronds. Here is a closer look:

Giant Indian Flint Corn

Giant Indian Flint Corn fronds

Giant Indian Flint Corn fronds

Giant Indian Flint Corn fronds

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.

Rainbow Inca Sweet Corn

Rainbow Inca Sweet Corn frond

Dragon's Tongue Beans

Dragon’s Tongue Beans

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.

Belgian Giant Tomatos

Belgian Giant Tomatoes

We are on tomato watch: still just green on that front!

2 thoughts on “In Addition to Green

    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks! The kohlrabi and rainbow chard will definitely be staples from now on. I’ve always had trouble with lettuce because it gets so hot so fast here in spring, but these two have done really well.

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