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before the 17th century, almost all carrots cultivated were purple.  The modern day orange carrot wasn’t cultivated until Dutch growers in the late 16th century took mutant strains of the purple carrot, including yellow and white carrots and gradually developed them into the sweet, plump, orange variety we have today.

An ornamental pepper that works well in containers, 'NuMex Twilight' fruits begin purple, transition to yellow, then orange and finally to red.

Purple Dragon There's been a proliferation of new purple carrot varieties over the past few years. we've tried many o...

Carrot, Kaleidoscope Mix - Our exclusive blend of wild colors! We've combined five distinct colors of carrots in one special blend for a pretty rainbow effect that is sure to be noticed at the dinner table, even by the kids. After testing hundreds of carrot varieties, we developed this easy-to-grow mix of 5 crispy carrots, Atomic Red, Bambino, Cosmic Purple, Lunar White and Solar Yellow. Smoothly tapered roots grow to 8 inches x 2 inches in loose soil.

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How to tell when your Carrots, squash, melons, onions, peppers and other veggies are ready to harvest! Great guide for beginners!

Growing Carrots? - Introducing The Laziest Way To A Bumper Crop Of Clean, Fresh, Mouth Watering, Pest Free Carrots... and the proof!

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Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier