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Old 05-11-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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Purple veggies

Since I love the color purple, I like planting purple veggies (besides the fact that purple veggies and fruits are good for you). So today I went out and planted:

purple carrots
purple kohlrabi
purple (okay, red) onions

The purple sweet pepper plants are in the greenhouse. The purple aspargus is in the ground. The purple potatoes (Russian Blues) are waiting to go in. I also have some purple tomato plants, and of course, eggplant. And, also in the greenhouse are some purple cauliflower plants.

I also planted some strawberry aspargus seeds--we'll see if those germinate, lemon cucumber seeds, arugala, peas, radishes (3 varieties), and italian parsley. The weather has been warm, so I'm hoping that I'm not overzealous and the seeds will germinate.

I'll plant purple bush beans and a heritage variety I picked up in WI that is varigated purple...

What purple veggies do you plant?
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as many as the 'iggle's got!
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I like purple, too!!
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:17 PM   #6
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hm, pink would be cuter

like, pink taters, or a pink carrot casserole. hm.....
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Oh--yes, I forgot purple cabbage! The DH plants the cabbage...I'll have to check if we have purple cabbage seeds!
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hm, pink would be cuter

like, pink taters, or a pink carrot casserole. hm.....
I do plant a pink tomato...and, some varieties of purple cauliflower turn "pink" when cooked. And, the purple bush beans turn green, except if you pickle them, then the vinegar turns pink...I just like the infusion of color in the veggie garden...all my flowers are either purple, white, pink, fushia, or red (the red rose bush). I ban yellow from my flower beds...
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But, yellow and purple look pretty together, but I guess not with pink. LOL
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you can alter the coloring of veggies by adjusting ph ph levels in the cooking liquid, using alkalis & acidic ingredients. kinda neat. makes (red) cabbage bluish if you cook it w/ an alkali & that sorta thing.
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