How Do Your Vegetables Bloom?

Blooming rubystreaks

I will never need to buy rubystreak seeds again. A row of rubystreaks I let grow through the winter are in full bloom. One row will produce enough seeds to last a lifetime.

An eyeopener of growing vegetables is seeing what they turn into when you don’t eat them. Salad greens like rubystreaks, arugula, and lettuce grow taller than my shoulder, sending up flower stalks that soar above my head. The first time I let lettuce go to flower, I was impressed with what magnificent plants they became. The radishes I let go to seed have flowerstalks shoulder high. The kale plants are up to my chest. It’s as fun watching these vegetables grow as it is to toss them in a salad.

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