From @urbanveggiepatch - carrots anyone? 🥕 this afternoon we harvested a few of our manpukuji carrots and by harvest i mean excavate our raised bed to get them out (see my story for the details 😂). after an absolute mission harvesting them, the longest one came in at 67cm! my beds are only 45cm so they put in a solid effort making their way into the ground 😂🌿 edit to answer common questions: manpukuji are an heirloom variety of giant carrot from japan and they taste just like a regular carrot.
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carrots anyone? 🥕 this afternoon we harvested a few of our manpukuji carrots and by harvest i mean excavate our raised bed to get them out (see my story for the details 😂). after an absolute mission harvesting them, the longest one came in at 67cm! my beds are only 45cm so they put in a solid effort making their way into the ground 😂🌿
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Here’s a new batch of pickles for canning my dills. while the other gardens start showing signs of retiring, this garden looks so fresh since it was seeded at the end of july. today will be a big work day in the garden. there is a lot of clean up, harvesting and watering that needs to be done in order to keep it going until our first frost of the season.
A lot of you have asked for my recipe for this container. so here it is!
-the tall grass in the middle is the king tut umbrella grass by proven winners. it’s one of our favorites and showiest in containers. we also love using it as a cut flower in a clear vase on our dining table. -the coleus near the back with more of the yellow and red on it is the twist and twirl coleus by proven winners. this coleus has quickly taken the number one spot on our coleus chart. the color has been phenomenal in the growth has been bigger than we ever expected! if we turned this planter, you would see that it covers the whole back of this container and started trailing down because it had nowhere else to go.
-the coleus right next to the girls with the magenta leaves and green outline is the main street ruby road coleus by @dummenorangena the color of this coleus is even more striking in person.
- in front is the rockin’ fuchsia salvia by @provenwinners this plant attract so many hummingbirds! it was a perfect variety to put right next to our sitting area. in the other spaces we planted this variety, it got a lot larger. i think the coleus took it over just a little bit, but not enough to hide it’s beauty!
- the coleus in the back right is colorblaze torchlight coleus by proven winners. i love how it adds so much color, but the tones are darker than the rest of the varieties in this combination, so it really pops!
- the dark foliage trailing in front is alteranthera, purple prince. it is the more compact variety. if i had to do this planter all over again, i would have done the variety, purple knight. it gets more wild and would have been more showy in this combination.
- the beautiful green vine trailing off of the front is the margarita sweet potato fine by proven winners. with this plant, you can never go wrong! it pairs so well with coleus. this variety would impair as well with varieties that aren’t as vigorous as coleus. i could easily take it over. but when you put it with other varieties that get just as big, that’s when you can create your own huge container❤️
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