The Garden and the Puppy

Woo hoo garden time!

Woo hoo garden time!

Sampling a yard long bean (Chinese Red Noodle bean)

Sampling a yard long bean (Chinese Red Noodle bean)

The tall plants with the purple tops are amaranth

The tall plants with the purple tops are amaranth

Swiss chard

Swiss chard

So vibrant!

So vibrant!

Cherry Vanilla Quinoa

Cherry Vanilla Quinoa

Cherry vanilla quinoa (and that is amaranth in the background behind it)

Cherry vanilla quinoa (and that is amaranth in the background behind it)

Sooo cute!

Sooo cute!

Note the shadow in the center of this picture

Note the shadow in the center of this picture

This tall maple maple tree has grown a lot since last year and is now shading a considerable part of the garden. It is the reason the sweet corn and sunflowers aren’t as tall as they should be. Even though I love how it looks, I think it’s got to go.

Big tree just to left of center of this photo

Big tree just to left of center of this photo

Another view of the garden

Another view of the garden

Amaranth seed head

Amaranth seed head

Come on, it is time to go back inside!

Come on, it is time to go back inside!

8 thoughts on “The Garden and the Puppy

    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Yes apparently you can haha! I saw it in the seed catalogue (rareseeds.com). We tried it last year but it was way too hot and never really grew the seed heads. We tried it again this year and it has done well (much milder summer than last). We eat it all the time so I thought it would be fun to see what the plants look like!

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Yeah it looks like a cross between sorghum and amaranth. The variety is called Cherry Vanilla which is quite appropriate for the color! I only have 3 plants, I think I might have accidentally pulled some up (the seedlings look almost identical to lamb’s quarter). I don’t think it grows well if temps get above 90, we’ve had a mild summer so it has done well!

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