Fast-growing plants are easy to grow and produce abundantly through summer. Freezes well. Harvest while … Continued
Browsing plants: garden to table — more!
Botanically speaking, a fruit is a seed-bearing structure that develops from the ovary of a flowering plant, whereas vegetables are all other plant parts, such as roots, leaves and stems. By those standards, seedy outgrowths such as apples, squash and even tomatoes are all fruits, while roots such as beets, potatoes and turnips, leaves such as spinach, kale and lettuce, and stems such as celery and broccoli are all vegetables.
Eaten cooked or raw, vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet – low in fat and carbohydrates, high in vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber. Homegrown veggies are even better than store bought because you can avoid chemical pesticide residues and grow more vitamin and mineral rich plants with good garden soil.
Crisp, white flesh and smaller size make these cucumbers ideal for pickling. Sweet, sour, dill … Continued
This heirloom muskmelon was developed by a Japanese market gardener in California around 1920 and … Continued
This relative of the artichoke has edible roots and stalks, but you won’t want to … Continued
If you have the space to grow some pumpkins, try Jack O lanterns with the … Continued
Tender crisp buttery flavor and excellent grower, butternut is a gourmet delight. A great all-around … Continued
A beautiful vining plant. Not a true spinach, this heat-loving Asian vine has striking red … Continued
‘Patio Baby’ is a petite and ornamental, producing a prolific number of 2 to 3 … Continued
Produces multitudes of red-blushed green stalks and is the best cooking rhubarb. Sweeter and milder … Continued
2” fruits are the staple ingredient in Mexican Salsa Verde. Native to Mexico and domesticated … Continued
‘Sugar Baby’ is a sweet, round, smaller watermelon. Dark skinned fruit are about 6-8″ in … Continued