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    Cucumbers are sweeter when you plant them with sunflowers. Don't plant them with watermelons! It ruins the taste of the melons. Lots of other gardening tips on this blog. >> Craziness! I had no idea! Must check these tips out.

    Amaranth Greens (βλήτα) This is a summer dish with fried onions & tomatoes. Out of this world

    Φρέσκος βασιλικός όλο το χειμώνα #sintagespareas

    stamnagka8i Χορτα της κρητης

    Rosemary, one of the most popular ingredients in Greek cuisine #kitsakis

    Wild asparagus #kitsakis

    Fresh pistachio nuts growing on bushes on Aegina island, Saronic islands #kitsakis

    Fresh beetroot with leaves & beans in a market - Syros Greece

    Stamnagathi - A delicious and nutritious wild green from Crete

    Rock Samphire, called kritamo in Greek, makes one of the best mezedes for ouzo. It's a star of the Greek spring and grows wild along the coasts.

    Purple figs from Anafi island, Greece

    Greek Oregano

    HORTA: Some Greek Edible Wild Greens | Aglaia's Table in Kea Cyclades

    kritamos-sea-fennel by we love greek food, via Flickr


    blend of lemon, olive oil and oregano: typically Greek!


    Greek Mountain Tea "sideritis"- traditional tisane consumed throughout Greece to treat the common cold.

    A woman with bunches of Greek oregano.

    Mediterranean Herb Garden: Italian Oregano Thyme, English Thyme, Lemon Thyme, Garden Sage, Berggarten Sage, Conehead Thyme, Flat-leafed Parsley, Greek Oregano, English Lavender, French Tarragon, Rosemary, Sweet Marjoram

    Fresh Herbs Oregano

    Thyme This Greek herb loves heat and sun and is a magnet for honeybees. The flavors of thyme are strongest when it grows in well-drained soil, so consider planting it in a raised bed or mulching with gravel. Test Garden Tip: After plants bloom, shear off about a third of the stem.