This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

crimson fava beans

crimson fava bean flowers
fava patch crimson fava flowers
My fava beans are starting to bloom! These are the crimson flowered ones from Dan at Urban Veggie Garden Blog in Toronto. I am so excited to see these bright flowers. So for, most are just budded. I'm sure I will get better photos of these later.



Blogger Dan said...

Awesome! Glade to see they came out red. I had a mix of red & white and was wondering if they would cross. I started some in pots and have yet to plant them out, hope I am not too late.

May 16, 2010 10:31 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Definitely red! Beautiful. Thanks so much.

May 16, 2010 10:49 PM

Blogger ~Holly~ said...

Gorgeous color!! I'll have to add that to my list of must trys for next year!

May 16, 2010 10:52 PM

Blogger ValHalla said...

Those are gorgeous. I've got the black and white variety--I keep worrying that I should have planted them earlier here in the midatlantic, but we're having a cool spring with sporadic summer days so far.

May 17, 2010 1:43 PM

Blogger Kim said...

I wonder if the hummingbirds would like them? Do you know?

May 18, 2010 3:26 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Good question! They would seem to be ideal. And my mom just saw a first hummer of the season a couple days ago. I will watch for them.

May 18, 2010 3:44 PM

Blogger Faith Kolean said...

Those are beautiful flowers! I just planted some but they aren't even sprouted yet. Hope their blossoms are just as pretty.

May 19, 2010 2:23 PM

Blogger Stratoz said...


May 19, 2010 9:11 PM

Blogger . . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

How did these work out? I'm interested in growing favas as a fall crop in Northern California.

August 05, 2011 8:34 PM


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