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Ginger

Ginger is a herbaceous perennial which grows annual stems over a meter tall, bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers. Its rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a folk medicine. Originating in the tropical jungles in Southern Asia, ginger does not survive frost …

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Baby-greens

Larger than microgreens, baby-greens are plants that have developed at least their first set of true leaves or more, but the number of species grown as baby-green is way smaller. Usually, the plants used to obtain baby-greens are lettuce and other salad greens. Plants grown for baby-greens are started in …

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Microgreens

While sprouts are grown in a dark and wet medium, microgreens are grown in soil or soil-like materials such as peat mos and require high light levels, if possible natural sunlight, with low humidity and good air circulation. Microgreens seeds are planted at much lower density compared to the seeds …

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Sprouts

Sprouting is the practice of germinating seeds. The shoots of germinated seeds are then to be eaten raw in salads and sandwiches or cooked in vegetable dishes, soups, stews, casseroles or stirfry. They are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and proteins. The most common types of seeds used for …

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Avocado

Avocado (Persea americana) is an evergreen tree native to Central America, so most varieties are sensitive to cold and frost. It belongs to the same flowering plant family Lauraceae, along with cinnamon, camphor and bay laurel.

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Gardening with Herbs

As a gardener who uses herbs, you know that herbs are so versatile. Herbs have it all: interesting foliage, attractive flowers and heady scents. There are herbs that will suit any garden, whatever the style and size. Herbs are adaptable plants to a wide range of climates. Many of them require a sunny location, but some species will thrive in partial shade. Most herbs are leafy plants and they come in a wide palette of leaf shape and texture and in a wide array of hues, from gray to green and blue. Also many herbs offer colorful blooming displays.

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Herbs that attract wildlife

Leaves and flowers of many herbs that we grow in our gardens attract winged wildlife. The most important garden pollinators: bees, butterflies and hummingbirds will find herbs both delicious and alluring. A diverse herb collection will help them to find in your garden nectar, pollen and larvae food source. Also avoid using chemicals in your garden.

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Edible Flowers

An edible garden should be also nice, so we use flowers for that. But we could use flowers that are edible too. Also many edible plant are having edible flowers that we can use in the kitchen. Anyway, don’t imagine you can have a whole meal consisting of flowers. Many of them are used as garnish, to add color in salads or drinks, but there are some that can be cooked or used for making syrups or jelly. A list of most common edible flowers you will find below:

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Onions

Grown as annuals, bulb onions are one of the most cultivated crop in our gardens and one of the most used vegetable in our kitchen. Eaten raw or cooked, this can be used in the kitchen all year round. The bulbs may be rounded, flattened or have a long torpedo shape and normally have a brown or yellow skins with white flesh inside. There are also some varieties with red skin and pinkish-white flesh. Some cultivars are suitable for storage and will keep until the next spring if kept in a dark and cold place away from frost. You can even consume the green-leaved thinning as spring onions.

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Cape Gooseberries

Cape Gooseberries (Physalis peruviana) are big, shrubby plants, annuals in at temperate regions and a perennials in the tropics. The plants are frost tender and are killed at temperatures of about -1 Celsius degrees (30 F) so if you live in a temperate region is better to grow them in a greenhouse to make sure you get a nice crop. The plants are easily grown in pots and adapt well to greenhouse culture.

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