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wellington womble



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 4:33 pm    Post subject: Pink vegetables  Reply with quote    

I have a four year old girl who (being four) is not very keen on vegetables. However (being a four year old girl) she is mad about anything pink, so we are choosing pink vegetables to grow this year. I have purpley pink cauliflower, beans and tomatoes and stripy pink beetroot. What else might we try? (strawberries, cherries and raspberries go without saying. I'm also looking forward to a 'pink berry'!)

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They have pink blueberries nowadays, and radishes, and toms, borlotti beans have a hint of pink about em

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Red Orach has pink flowers

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

spuds do pink.
chard,
rhubarb for next year
quite a few of the beans are pink (in green)

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pink aubergines!
http://www.seedaholic.com/aubergine-rosa-bianca.html

Nick



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can get purple carrots and spuds.

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Purple doesn't happen until they are about eight.

VM



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
Pink aubergines!
http://www.seedaholic.com/aubergine-rosa-bianca.html


Have you bought seeds from these people? I haven't come across them before.

onemanband



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was going to suggest pink grapefruit but apparently 20-30 years to fruit

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What about edible pink flowers?

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

VM wrote:
NorthernMonkeyGirl wrote:
Pink aubergines!
http://www.seedaholic.com/aubergine-rosa-bianca.html


Have you bought seeds from these people? I haven't come across them before.


Yes, I have quite a varied set to try this season (so no info yet on germination etc)

No, wait, that's a lie, I did throw in some tiny tom tomato seeds to grow indoors over winter, they are doing very well considering.



wellington womble



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Purple is second best (because it's my favourite). I forgot about spuds - we have pink fir apple chitting. Rhubarb is in already. I'd completely forgotten about chard. I'll get some rainbow carrots and I was considering rainbow aramanth - is that the same as orach? I hopefully have a pink blueberry on the way.

Do you think flowers count as one of your give a day? If so, I think we're sorted!

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:


Do you think flowers count as one of your give a day? If so, I think we're sorted!


Nasturtiums do. Can you get pink ones?

madcat



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Location: worcester
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How did you manage to keep tomatoes going in the winter Northern Monkey Girl ?

NorthernMonkeyGirl



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 15 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They're on my bedroom windowsill. South facing, painted white all around.

They went a bit leggy, are supposed to only be 12-18 inches max, and didn't really do much until maybe Jan/Feb?

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