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Friday, June 20, 2014

Purple Border and Veggie Firsts

The salvia along our driveway is looking good.  The only water it has received this year is from rain.  People have taken notice and we get a lot of questions about what we have growing there that looks so good.


In the vegetable garden, I picked a purple pepper.  It's small but good.  The plant needs to get some size to it and make larger ones.


Here's the first kohlrabi of the year.  It was perfect.  I shared it with my wonderful husband.



14 comments:

  1. You're so sweet to share with hubby.
    I confess---sometimes I don't want to share. I do.....but I don't want to!
    ; )

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    1. I know. I have trouble sharing the strawberries. :-)

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  2. Love your salvia! And a purple pepper -- what does it taste like? I've only had kohlrabi once or twice.

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    1. It's basically a bell pepper maybe a little sweeter.

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  3. We have eaten some small cucumbers. .fresh chives. .and I do have tiny tomatos and jalepenos started. .yum!!

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  4. GonSS, your yard and garden areas are really looking great for being in water restriction. We had yet another storm come through last night and dumped 4.2 inches of rain on my garden. That makes a total of almost 11 inches for June. I sure wish I could send you some. I haven't been to Terra Nova Gardens to see if it was washed out again. Small hail accompanied the storm but I don't think pea size hail would have done much damage. The crop that seems to weather the beating from hail and the flash flooding the best has been the potatoes. They just keep on growing no matter what. It looks like they will be the star of the garden this year.



    Have a great day in the Sunflower state.

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    1. Man you are just getting drenched. The year of the potato!!! So nice to keep up with you. Hoping for a little more balanced weather for us all.

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  5. Your salvia is looking so lush! Mine are doing well, too, but it'll be many years before they multiply like yours have!

    I've never grown or eaten kohlrabi. How do you cook/eat it?

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    1. You can cook it but I like it raw. I run a knife around it to 'peel' it and just eat it. Often in the garden. :-)
      The new Dillons produce sections are now carrying it. Maybe you can try one that way. I pick mine much smaller than what I've seen in the store. They're very tender that way.

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  6. Your Salvia's look lovely and your veggies sure look good.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  7. Your salvia is beautiful! It's such a tough plant. :o) Love that purple pepper! Gotta love a cute vegetable. What does kohlrabi taste like?

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    1. I think kohlrabi has a mild cabbage taste. Very light and clean with a crisp crunch.

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  8. I love the Salvia, especially 'en masse' as you have it. Kudos for the veg, especially that Kohl Rabi, it's pretty much perfect! We only have seedlings at the moment :(

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