Deep purple pansies have remained remnants from early winter planting here in Georgia and the color hums on crisp grey days. Purple catches the eye Alice Walker says she thinks it pisses God off to go by purple in a field somewhere and not notice. According to the Farmer’s Almanac purple is the color of gardens in 2013 because of all the powerful antioxidants that are loaded in vegetables and fruits that color.
Blue roasted potatoes have a nutty flavor
Blue berries, blackberries and fat crunchy purple grapes are erupting the very compounds that celebrate the immune system’s health and wellbeing, zapping inflammation of the arteries and organs and stopping cancer in its tracks.
Purple is Mother Nature’s defense against strong sunlight
Preventing green solanine spots, most of the purple vegetable sprang from such exotic sunny venues like the harsh mountains of Peru, and the theatric eggplants India or China. Purple carrots hail from the scabrous Middle East which were separated from the normal orange in countries that didn’t understand purple’s purpose or intent. Here in sunny-loving Georgia these tinted lovelies may be just the thing to survive longer in the garden.
Purple sweet potatoes in a seed catalogue or hardware store near you
Oh happy day Indigo Rose Tomatoes, purple beans and graffiti cauliflower events like a quilt guild could only produce. Falling in love with the garden already and looking forward to tinged potatoes and cauliflower from the grill, is that snow falling from the roof of the house. The warm moist air of the greenhouse giving birth keeping late winter frosts at a cold distance. It won’t be long now.
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