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I’m afraid I’m probably the kind of gardener who is only going to garden if it’s stuff one sows directly. Or, at least at this early stage in my gardening career, that certainly appears to be true. Which is fine, really. The fact that I got potatoes into the ground a month ago is a great triumph!

In fact, it looks like we have 28 potato plants, and I think we planted 32 or 36, so that’s quite good. Better than I expected! (“Catie,” a friend said, “you live in Ireland.”)

Anyway, since it’s the LAST MOMENTS OF MAY I went forth and planted PURPLE carrots and (yellow) corn. I have purple broccoli and purple green beans (they apparently turn green when they’re cooked, which is kind of disappointing) and…a whole bunch of other stuff, in fact (most of which is not purple :)), so I should spend some more quality time digging up the other little planting plot in the front garden & see what I can fit in. I bet I should just cut to the chase and get some planting boxes for stuff like lettuce, anyway. And perhaps for my wee crop of purple POTATOES. (I’m in to purple food this year, apparently.)

I would show you a picture of my little garden, but for some reason I can’t get it to upload. Maybe next time. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Date: 2017-05-31 07:08 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] janne
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Gardening is so enjoyable. Meanwhile, year 9 on the alottment waiting list. Put at least I share your taste in purple for the balcony this year, all lavender and purple pansies. I need to figure out picture uploads here someday.

Date: 2017-05-31 07:35 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] cgbookcat1
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Purple potatoes are delicious! They at least stay purple when cooked.

Date: 2017-05-31 08:21 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] alix
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Purple is a food. :)

Also, I'm moving into your yard!

Date: 2017-05-31 08:30 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] martianmooncrab
there is also purple cauliflower...

Date: 2017-06-01 04:22 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] jreynoldsward
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We have eggplants.

Alas, the men do most of the planting in our garden, and they are not particularly fond of purple. Since I am doing writing and teaching work, it seems fair.


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