The Color of Growing Food


Many plants display a kaleidoscope of colors as they grow. I’m fascinated by the purple of these bean vines. They are starting to bloom so it will be interesting to see what color their flowers are. The pods are supposed to be purple, and I’m waiting to see how intense a purple they will be. The one disappointing thing about purple bean pods is that they turn green when cooked.


Few vegetables have as spectacular flowers as squash. A squash vine will blossom for months. Plant a squash seed and not only will you get a good harvest of squash at the end of summer, you’ll enjoy brilliant flowers all summer long.

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