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Kitchen Garden Seeds Sep 25
The Chinese 5-Color Chiles in the test garden are at their peak! The fruits start purple, then morph to cream, yellow, orange and finally red. They're super-spicy at 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville heat units.
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Sep 14
Cherrelle Nasturtium was one of our two favorite Nasturtiums in the test garden this year. Rosy red, ruffly blooms on vining plants that drape like garlands over our stone walls. You'll have to wait til 2020 to find out...
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Sep 13
The Amaranth is almost ready to harvest...in the meantime it's still gorgeous in our garden beds!
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Sep 12
Adorable Love-in-a-Puff Vine in the test garden. Subtle, but charming as all get out. When the pod dries, you'll find little round black seeds inside, each flaunting a white heart. Get it?
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Sep 11
Sometimes it feels like forever until the Moonflowers bloom, but wow are they worth the wait! Ours are three times bigger than the Morning Glories growing nearby. They're so gorgeously luminous!
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Sep 10
We harvested some Christmas Lima Beans today. They're so pretty! Last year's crop was delicious--we can't wait to cook these. A little butter, a dash of salt...perfection!
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Sep 9
The Century Plume Celosia blooms in the test gardens look like a blazing fire! Hmmm, the interesting things you could do with this effect...
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Sep 9
Never has a Cupcakes Cosmos bloom looked so much like a cupcake! We spotted this one in our test gardens this morning.
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Sep 4
We're not sure why this Creme de Cassis Hollyhock bloomed the first year from seed, but we're not complaining in the slightest! Those colors...
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Sep 4
An autumnal bouquet from the test garden this afternoon. Sunflowers, Century Plume Celosia, Lace Flower, Zinnias, Hopi Red Dye Amaranth.
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Aug 29
The American Giant Sunflowers in the test garden are starting to bloom! We've been watching them get bigger and bigger for the past few weeks. They must be at least 10' tall now, still growing, with stems up to 1½" in diameter! So much fun.
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Aug 24
We love walking through the test garden early in the morning and watching the bees wake up. This little guy was moving slowly yesterday morning. He hadn't had his coffee yet. Sleepy little bumbler!
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Aug 23
Globe thistle (Echinops ritro), grown from seed in our test garden. It's wonderfully hardy and drought-tolerant, and it grows up to 4 feet tall!
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Aug 22
We visited a few weeks ago and stumbled upon a gorgeous specimen of one of our favorite annual flowering vines, the Cardinal Climber (Ipomoea X multifida), in the veggie garden. So beautifully tropical!
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Aug 21
Amado White Coneflower is blooming like mad in one of our out-of-the-way test garden beds. We're amazed at how it's flourishing. The flowers are so clean, crisp and beautiful. Now is the perfect time to start seeds!
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Aug 20
Pink Soapwort has been really charming us in our test garden. Its clouds of pink flowers weave in and out of its neighbors beautifully, and the stems are lovely in casual bouquets.
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Aug 9
If you like edibles that blend seamlessly into an ornamental garden, this Sorrel is for you. It grows in low clumps that are also lovely in containers. Harvest the lemony leaves when small for fresh salads.
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Aug 8
Sure, it's easy to find, grow and love pink, purple and even blue flowers, but...deep, dark burgundy? Ooh-la-la! So sultry and dramatic! This is Black Velvet Nasturtium, blooming in our test garden now. It's magnetic!
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Aug 7
It's time to start sowing Kale! Our favorite is Winterbor. Easy to grow, delicious & gorgeous. Direct-sow every 2 weeks from now until a month before first fall frost for continuous harvest thru fall.
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Kitchen Garden Seeds Aug 6
Dara is the purple-red form of Queen Anne's Lace. Its lacy blooms, up to 5” wide, open white and transition to mauve and then deep cabernet. The flowers are spectacular and long-lasting in bouquets!
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