Salad greens

There are quite a few plants which can fill in for lettuce. Collectively, these are called salad greens, and sometimes mesclun for certain combinations.

Mizuna cabbage, japanese greens

Mizuna looks like lettuce, it is very similar to arugula, but it’s actually a type of cabbage. A crunchy texture and peppery taste are what make it much sought after.
Three greens: lettuce, mizuna cabbage and coriander

Weeds that are full of benefits

Seems their reputation could use an upgrade! “Weeds” are most often plants that have a great many appealing benefits you can actually savor around the dinner table!
Weeds with health benefits include dandelion

Corn salad, how to grow corn salad

Corn salad is an easy type of salad green that is easy to grow, requires little space and is open to all, even if all you’ve got is a balcony or terrace.
A few leaves of corn salad in the growing bed.

Sea kale, Crambe maritima – a seaside cabbage both cute and tasty

Sea kale, or Crambe maritima, comes as quite a surprise: both in the garden and in the vegetable patch, it’ll trigger questions by curious onlookers! Sea kale, a summary Botanical name – Crambe maritima Common name – Sea kale Family – Cruciferae, Brassicaceae Type – perennial Bearing – clump Height – 12 to to 28 inches (30 to 70 cm) Planting density […]
Clump of sea kale with gravel mulch.

Moringa, dried leaves loaded with vitamins

Moringa is a plant that historically originated in India and in other Southeast Asian countries. It is now grown throughout the world in tropical and sub-tropical climates for its medicinal benefits and because it’s so easy to cultivate.
Moringa health benefits

Goosefoot, more than a weed: a leaf vegetable!

Goosefoot is a fast-spreading weed, true, but its leaves make for great greens! Goosefoot key facts: Botanical name: Chenopodium Common name: goosefoot Family: Amaranthaceae Type: leaf vegetable
Goosefoot leaves, young ones are purple

25 Vegetables that resist drought and dry spells

“Climate change”. Hard to have a day go by when this phrase isn’t heard in a conversation. And, like it or not, seasons are changing: frost dates are shifting, winters get milder, summer heat waves strike stronger, drought becomes a thing where it previously never was…
Drought-resistant vegetables

Grow flowers for food!

Certain flowers are both ornamental and edible. Feel free to try them out, a feast for eyes and taste buds alike!
Edible plants

Root parsley, the double-decker parsley

Root parsley is a great veggie & herb: both root and leaves are edible! Parsley root key facts: Name: Petroselinum crispum var tuberosum Common: Hamburg or root parsley Family: Apiaceae Type: root vegetable, biennial herb (but grown as an annual) Height: 4 to 20 inches (10 to 50 cm) Planting distance: every 6 inches (15 cm) Exposure: full sun, eventually part […]
Root parsley

Perennial leek, delicious, tasty… and self-caring, too!

Perennial leek sprouts anew from its bulbs year after year. Perennial leek key facts: Botanical name – Allium polyanthum Common names – Wild leek, perennial leek, many-flowered garlic Family – Alliaceae Type – Perennial vegetable Height – 1 foot (30cm) Exposure – Sun to part shade Soil – any type, cool but well-draining Planting distance […]
Perennial leek
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