S Bengi wrote:I feel like my list is boring.
Prunus sub-family (plum, apricot, cherry, peach, etc)
Apple sub-family (apple, pear, quince, aronia, etc)
Bramble sub-family (blackberry, raspberry, rose hip, strawberry)
Currant Family (jostaberry, currant, gooseberry, etc)
Misc (grape, akebia, kiwi, persimmon, jujube, pawpaw, mulberry, etc)
Cabbage family (kale, cabbage, collard, etc)
Spinach family (chard, spinach, amaranth, beet)
Carrot family (dill, celery, carrot, etc)
Mint family (thyme, oregano, sage, savory, mint)
Onion family (garlic, chives, onion, etc)
Tomato Family (eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, pepper)
Squash Family (squash, cucumber, melon, etc)
Jondo Almondo wrote:Galangal, chicory, tomatillo, lemongrass, fennel.
Mild chilli (less pests than capsicums).
S Bengi wrote:Green Leaf Amaranth or any color
You cook it up just like kale or collard greens.
Mince/Chop it up
Add oil to a pot, heat, then onions, pepper, herbs, etc
Then add the amaranth to the pot
Stir Occasionally add salt and black pepper.
The trick is to get only the tender tips of the amaranth, before it all stringy and stiff.
It is really easy to create your own landrace, only save the seed from the ones that take the longest to go to seed and is not stiff/stringy.
William Bronson wrote: Why no broccoli?
I find it hard to grow, too prone to pests.
Tereza Okava wrote:kale, chard, dandelion/bitter greens
chinese noodle/aparagus beans (elle-- you're going to love them!)
green onions and korean/chinese scallions (nira)
(in other words, mostly things I have a hard time finding in the store)
I would love to grow tomatoes but the pest problem is impossible to overcome and I haven't found anything that works against these crazy stem boring beetles we have. I did have a tomato come up under a covered area in my yard that is protected from the beasts, and it is HUGE and very prolific. Not sure I want to put up a greenhouse just for tomatoes but quite frankly I'm thinking about it.