A vegetable garden doesn’t have to purely functional, it can be beautiful too. Every year, I strive to add as much color to my vegetable garden as I can so that it’s popping with color all season long.
Tucking annual flowers like marigolds and alyssum in among the beds is one way to add color to the vegetable garden. Flowers also help to attract pollinators and make wonderful companion plants to help deter pests from the garden.
Annual flowers are essential in my vegetable garden, but I don’t want to take up too much precious growing space with flowers. So, I add as much color as I can with the crops I choose.
I’m always looking for new varieties of vegetables I can grow that will add color to my vegetable garden. There are tons of vegetables out there that add wonderful color, and are delicious too.
Here are some of my favorite edibles to grow that add color to my vegetable garden…
- Bright Lights Swiss Chard
- Purple Basil
- Colorful lettuces (I love Valentine Mesclun, Red Velvet and Romaine Rouge D’Hiver Lettuce)
- Black Pearl Peppers
- Purple Kohlrabi
- Red Burgundy Okra (green okra also has gorgeous flowers)
- Purple peppers
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Also, this year I’m trying a few colorful vegetables that are new to me…
- Spinach Bordeaux
- Colorful radishes
- Chinese Kale and Red Kale
- Mustard Red Giant
- Bull’s Blood Beets or a colorful beet mix
- Radicchio Palla Rossa Mavrik
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Leave a comment below and tell me your favorite colorful vegetables.