Maybe it's the soil, or maybe it's because of my 'blue fingers', but most of my leafy vegs are decidedly BLUE. The contrast between the green of my Perpetual Spinach (foreground) and the blue of the plants behind them is clear.
My photo doesn't illustrate this as well as I would have liked, but the watering can on the left is also BLUE.
So, forget about your greens, make your children eat their blues!
Looking good - do you sow your seeds direct into the ground or raise them in trays?ReplyDelete
Mostly individually in small plastic pots, but the spinach was sown direct.Delete
Your veg plot is looking very good. Ours is mixed....potatoes, squash, courgettes, and beans all romping away but the brassicas looking decidedly sorry for themselves as then keep under continual attack from the flea beetles!ReplyDelete
It looks like the PSB I put in for autumn is about to start flowering. I'll have to re-sow. Everything is romping here.Delete
Looking very good. Blue or green, you're going to eating extremely well this summer.ReplyDelete
We already have small peppers and small toms, and the aubergines are in flower. With the courgettes that we have already been eating for a while, we'll soon have everything we need to keep us going until October.Delete
That made me smile, Cro. Confirms my belief that it's all in the packaging. Since the Angel is heavily into The Blues I shall "sell" him any future vegetable he looks at with suspicion by casually calling them the blues. Mind you, he isn't easily "sold" anything.ReplyDelete
I can offer no explanation as to why your plants turn to a bluish/purple hue. Maybe it's for the same reason that rhododendrons are either blue or red - depending whether they are grown on alkaline or acid soil. Though in case of vegetables that makes little sense. Or maybe, being in close vicinity to your turqoise swimming pool, they bathe in reflected glory.
Whatever, your beds look fantastic. Who'd have thought that one day a enjoy someone else's garden (in France) by proxy.
A tiny little bit blue with envy,
I think they're particularly blue this year. You must be right, it's the soil; although nothing has changed since last year. Maybe my compost was richer?Delete
Ah, but of course, it's le terroir!ReplyDelete
I suppose so. I hope it lasts, it looks rather nice.Delete
"The answer lies in the soil".ReplyDelete
A shot in full sun would be interesting.
It was late afternoon and the sun was behind an oak tree. Did you notice the Tayberries in the background?Delete
I can see it all more clearly now on the laptop. Yes. Earlier I was in bed looking at it on my phone.Delete
Rachel beat me to the quote. I was too busy trying to remember who used to say it although I can hear the voice as clearly as if it were, well, clear.ReplyDelete
I remember it was Kenneth Williams, but I can't remember the name of the character. It was in a comedy programme.Delete
Are the blue plants all started from plastic pots and potting soil or do you use the same dirt that is in the garden ?ReplyDelete
Aha.... Yes, they were all sown into special BOUGHT compost. I wonder if that's the answer. Clever you!Delete
We will all look forward to see if you and Lady M turn blue after eating blue leaves all summer!Delete
We're OK so far!Delete
Beautiful garden. You're going to eat well this summer!ReplyDelete
It's already feeding us well.Delete
Picked our first 'travelling' cucumber today!ReplyDelete
What did you put on it? Usain Bolt powder?Delete
It all looks so lusciously eatable that I am GREEN with envy.ReplyDelete
It's all going very well. Everything is about to over-produce!Delete