Favorite Flora: Novelty Veggies

I grow Easter eggs, noodles and more. How about you?

By Teresa Woodard

When our kids were young I loved planting the most colorful and unusual vegetables all in hopes of recruiting future gardeners and veggie lovers.  Easter egg radishes, ‘Bright Lights’ Swiss chard, Chinese noodle beans, purple pole beans, purple carrots, yellow pear tomatoes, miniature white pumpkins and red-white-and-blue potatoes.  We tried them all.

Now as teenagers, our kids still appreciate garden-fresh vegetables, but it’s me who’s most intrigued by the new and unusual varieties.  In fact, they teased me at dinner the other night as I slipped in a tie-dye tomato variety with their other sliced red favorites.

Please tell me I’m not alone.  We’d love to hear about your experiences in growing novelty vegetables and if you’re trying any new ones in your fall vegetable gardens.

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