Garden Experiments

One of the fun things about growning a garden, is experimenting with fun new vegetables and fruits.  Last year, we grew some fun and beautiful new things.  This year, we have a few new ones to try, as well.


These chioggia beets were delicious and easy to grow, but my favorite part was the surprise when you cut into them.  Beautiful!!


Borage!  Borage is a lovely little purple flower.  I’ve read that it’s a great companion plant for tomatoes, so I planted them together last year.  Everything seemed happy growing together!  The borage flower is edible and slightly sweet and adds a bit of fun to a fresh-from-the-garden salad!

I learned last year that I prefer to grow pole beans – I love the way they look and felt that they produced more than my bush beans last year.  That said, these tongues of fire beans were so fun to grow and will definitely find a place in our garden again this year.

Leeks are something I’ve never grown, but am excited to try this year.  Have you grown them?  I’ll take all the advice I can get!


I planted tons of garlic in the fall.  This is the first year that I’ve actually remembered to plant garlic!  Generally, by fall, I’m ready to hunker down and let the garden winter over.  I can’t wait to the garlic to start showing itself this spring!

What new or different things are your growing in your garden this year?

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