- Mar 20, 2011
Sounds awesome, You've got so much going on in your garden! I'm actually a little jealous. How big is your garden? Have to be honest, can't stand the taste of sugar snap peas one bit, I've only ever tried store bought so I can really justify using my limited space on something I'm not sure I'll even like at the end of it. I didn't even know grafting of trees was a thing until now, It's not something I would usually touch normally. I need to do some research.My sugar snap peas are described as the first purple variety, called Purple Magnolia. They are soooo sweet! Quite attractive in the plot too, as they have pink and purple flowers, so look a bit like sweet-peas. The other good thing about them is that they retain the purple colour when you cook them (as they only need about a minute). French beans go grey after a few minutes' boiling!
I'm trying to grow some unusual French beans for drying and use in casseroles, etc - borlotti are a red-and-white flecked bean, and yin-yang are black and white. But as i said before, they are struggling a bit.
I've got some purple kohl rabi on the go too.
I know you can grow apple trees in planters, so i'd have thought a cherry would work too, provided you get one with a dwarfing root stock. There is a new root stock called Gisela 5 which allows fruiting cherries to grow in tubs (about 6 feet tall).
It would be cool if you could post up some pics of your next harvest.