Rainbow Lacinato Kale.
I don't really get the name. Maybe the plants come in five or even six colors, like Rainbow Chard. I'm growing just two plants~how much kale can two people eat, after all~so i can't say for sure. Maybe a whole row of them would look like a rainbow. Maybe.
A pampered Cavili zucchini. Looks like about two or three weeks to fruit!
Plaza Latina Giant tomatillos. They are short. They attract pests. They drop their fruits prematurely and they crack after picking. Ah, but they also make a mean Salsa Verde! We'll keep them for now.
Holy Frass! Larvae of the Three Line Potato beetle. On the tomatillo, of course.
Snow White cherry tomato.
This is not my favorite cherry tomato but the plant is vigorous and productive. That tomato cage is 6 feet tall!
The Snow White cherries are the pale yellow ones. You can also see Gardener's Delight, Sun Sugar and Green Grape. I LOVE Green Grape!
The Hawaiian Chile pepper is ubiquitous in island gardens and packs quite a punch. This little plant seems to have more peppers than leaves!
So far 4 of my six broccoli plants have produced a central head. After harvesting the main head i noticed that most of the broccoli plants keep producing nice little side sprouts. Bonus!
The Piracicaba broccoli is doing great, can you see all the shoots that need to be picked? Much larger than i expected, three feet tall and at least as wide!
Diva cucumber sprouts (Thanks Jane!). Hopefully the start of a successful experiment.
The Masai beans are still giving me pods but production has really slowed. Almost time for them to come out. With our two hottest months ahead the weather is perfect for...
...cowpeas! Say hello to Fagiolino Dolico Veneto, a fast growing dwarf variety that can be enjoyed as green snaps, young peas or mature seeds. This is the first of several bush yardlongs i am trialing this year.
Mexican Marigold, used as a warm weather substiture for Tarragon. Did you know this plant is day length sensitive and rarely flowers on the mainland?
That's all for now.
A hui hou!