We have been trying to capture the size of the Castor beans in a photograph for the blog but they just never do them justice. I grew a new Castor bean this year called Zani Palm, which is to grow up to 8'. It does not get red like the regular Castor bean. The photo is a picture of one of the Zani Palm's. I use them for windbreak around a garden area. I probably have about 18-20 Castor beans around this area. The flower in the forground is a Crocosmia, that is produced from a corm that I overwinter.
We have started to harvest the vegetables this last week. We have the garlic all dug, as well as most of the onions. We are also starting to harvest the leeks and will have those available this weekend at the Saskatoon Farmer's Market. The tomatoes will be available along with green peppers, jalapeno peppers, green onions, zucchini and yellow beans.
A large selection of flowers will be on display this Saturday as well.