Colourful sowing in autumn

Rooftop gardening
October 07, 2010

I always discover new plants that I would like to grow every year... but in the rooftop the space is limited, and this require some hard choices and a bit of planning.
This year I choose to grow many new plants instead of old, safe ones... I hope I will not regret this!

Radish WatermelonI love the colour variations: purple basil, yellow tomatoes, white aubergines, orange bell peppers...
This is the Radish Watermelon, that should be red-purple on the inside.

Radish Watermelon harvest

Purple CarrotI've already growed successfully the yellow carrots, so I tried more. This is a newborn Cosmic Purple carrot, and I also sowed white carrots and rounded Tonda di Parigi Carrots.

Colorful carrots

Rhubarb chard e rainbow chardOther colourful seedlings: Rainbow chard (on the left) and Rhubarb chard.

Yellow strawberryThese are newborn Yellow strawberry plants, but I have to wait for months to see them show their true colors (read the post yellow strawberries).

Bok ChoiI also sow some old classics too, like the bok choi or tatsoi, that soon will be in my salads...

Winter radish Black…and the winter radish black, that I enjoy every winter.

Ham rolls with tatsoiOne year ago:

Ham rolls with tatsoi

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