Not many foods are blue. Blueberries, blue corn, blue cheese, some edible flowers, and that’s as far as my list runs. There may be a few more, but I cannot think of them.
Besides that, there is great variety in the colours of foods, vegetables and plants in general. Seeds always fascinate me in their variety; they fly, drift, get burried, ‘passed’ along via animal, stick to skin or fur, and so many other ways of transport.
One of my favourite things to do when planting seeds is to examine their shape and think about similar seeds. This weekend, we enjoyed some delicious sunshine out front and planted seeds. I wore sandals all day in celebration. Yes, I had to wear a wool jumper as well, but it was worth it. We planted red beet, spinach beet, savoy cabbage, early sprouting broccoli, tomatoes, strawberries, and leeks. The neatest surprise of all? Blue seeds. The Alaska variety of Savoy Cabbage that we planted had these beautiful blue seeds!
We’re now into the month of the calendar that means we’ll be successively sowing many varieties of food each week! Here’s hoping we’ll have a great harvest!
*It turns out the blue is probably a coating on the seeds. Oh well, it was neat thinking they were actually that colour!