Although it’s a bit early to plant here, I found some frost protection at the local Dollar Store and decided to try some seeds. This is one of the good things about staying at the house for the summer; planting a vegetable garden. There’s nothing quite like a fresh heirloom tomato that’s still hot from being in the sun.
We are not frost free for another 4 or 5 weeks, so I’ll have to keep an eye on the weather. Yes, those are purple carrots. Becky picked them out a couple of years ago, and they seem to grow quite well. They do turn everything purple though, so you can’t add them to stews. Potatoes are already in from last year. I just throw the baby ones back and they keep on growing. I figure if you’re going to grow something, you might as well grow things you can’t buy in the store, so there is Peter Pan squash there too. It’s a type of courgette in the shape of a UFO. It grows like wildfire and is a heavy producer. It is meatier than a courgette/zucchini. We like it. It goes really well with heirloom tomatoes. 🙂
Becky and I will plant the tomatoes and peppers on May 24/Victoria Day weekend. It’s sort of traditional; not just for us, lots of canadians put in their annuals and veggies on that weekend. Then we have a BBQ and drink a lot. Perfect!