Beet

Beet

    Date Planted July 2017 from seed Purchase Info Purchased inNJ, USA Progress   Diseases and Problems   Uses Other than as a food, beets have use as a food colouring and as a medicinal plant. From the Middle Ages, beetroot was used as a treatment for a variety 

DILL – Anethum Graveolens

DILL – Anethum Graveolens

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is an annual, self-seeding plant  in the celery family Apiaceae.  In mid-summer, dill will produce large, flat topped yellow flower clusters with seeds that can be harvested for culinary use.   Dill is best when used fresh as it loses its flavor rapidly if dried; however, freeze-dried dill 

Cornflower – Centaurea cyanus – bachelor’s button

Cornflower – Centaurea cyanus – bachelor’s button

Cornflower is an annual flowering plant growing to 40-90  cm tall, in the family Asteraceae, native to Europe. In the past it often grew as a weed in cornfields (in the broad sense of the word “corn”, referring to grains, such as wheat, barley, rye, or oats), hence its name. It 

Tropaeolum Majus – Garden Nasturtium- Indian Cress

Tropaeolum Majus – Garden Nasturtium- Indian Cress

Tropaeolum majus (garden nasturtium, Indian cress or monks cress) is a flowering plant in the family Tropaeolaceae, originating in the Andes from Bolivia north to Colombia. The species has become naturalized in parts of the United States (California, New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut).  It is of cultivated, probably hybrid origin, with possible parent species including T. minus, T. moritzianum, T. peltophorum, and T. 

Jalapeño

Jalapeño

The jalapeño  is a medium-sized chili pepper pod type cultivar of the species Capsicum annuum. A mature jalapeño fruit is 5–10 cm (2–4 in) long and hangs down with a round, firm, smooth flesh of 25–38 mm (1–1 in) wide. It is of mild to medium pungency, having a range of 1,000 to 20,000 Scoville units, depending on cultivar. Commonly picked 

Tomato – Solanum Lycopersicum

Tomato – Solanum Lycopersicum

The tomato is the edible fruit of Solanum , commonly known as a tomato plant, which belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The plants typically grow to 1–3 meters (3–10 ft) in height and have a weak stem that often sprawls over the ground and 

Basil – Ocimum Basilicum

Basil – Ocimum Basilicum

 Basil UK /ˈbæzəl/;[1] US /ˈbeɪzəl/(Ocimum basilicum), also called great basil or Saint-Joseph’s-wort, is a culinary herb of the family Lamiaceae (mints). It is also called the “king of herbs” and the “royal herb”. The name “basil” comes from Greek βασιλικόν φυτόν (basilikón phutón), “royal/kingly plant”. 

Pisum Sativum, peas, snow peas, sugar snap peas

Pisum Sativum, peas, snow peas, sugar snap peas

Pisum sativum Short-term cash crop. High forage yield in relatively short growth period. High nutritive value. Protein-rich. Highly acceptable feed for different classes of stock. Good intake characteristics. The seeds may be planted as soon as the soil temperature reaches 10 °C (50 °F), with the plants 

Cilantro – Coriandrum Sativum

Cilantro – Coriandrum Sativum

Coriander/cilantro is a fast-growing, aromatic herb that grows in the cooler weather of spring and fall. This herb is used to flavor many recipes and the entire plant is edible. Slow-bolting varieties, such as ‘Costa Rica’, ‘Leisure’, and ‘Long Standing’ are the best choices for harvesting 

Freesia

Freesia

Freesia is a genus of herbaceous perennial flowering plants in the family Iridaceae, first described as a genus in 1866 by Chr. Fr. Echlon (1795-1868) and named after German botanist and doctor Friedrich Freese (1794-1878).. It is native to the eastern side of southern Africa,