2018 Garden Worthy Edibles

If you have limited space or time (and who doesn't?) deciding what is worth growing and what to buy locally can be a challenge. Here are some garden worthy edibles for the upcoming season we find especially worth the effort to grow yourselves, either because of the superior flavor, ease of cultivation or simply because they are not readily available or are very expensive to find in the market.
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27 Medicinal plants worth putting in your garden

27 Medicinal plants worth putting in your garden. The root of the Marsh Mallow plant is no longer used to make the confection.

27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space

27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space Aloe Vera Marsh Mallow Great Burdock Pot Marigold Gotu Kola Camomile Globe Artichoke Chinese Yam Echinacea Siberian Ginseng Great Yellow Gentian Sea Buckthorn Tea Tree Lemon Balm Peppermint Evening Primrose Gins

Lemongrass   well worth growing -gets HUGE in a season and can easily be frozen for winter use. Make sure to get the true Thai lemongrass Cymbopogon citratus NOT the East Indian lemongrass that looks similar but does not have the thick fleshy bulbous base needed for cooking

About Lemon Grass Example: Get a few stems from an Asian grocery store or farmers market, put them in a glass of water. Let them grow roots before sticking them in the ground outside.

Basil  plant after weather warms up (usually mid May) because basil HATES the cold. Plants lots for all summer harvest and preserving. Doesn't grow well indoors in winter

Basil plant after weather warms up (usually mid May) because basil HATES the cold. Plants lots for all summer harvest and preserving. Doesn't grow well indoors in winter

Lemon Verbena not winter hardy in zone 7 but grows into a huge bush in one season with plenty for drying or freezing. Super fragrant the BEST for beverages and desserts. Give it space and place towards the back of the bed or center of a large container

Italian Ice Cream and Sorbets Recipes - Lemon Granita (Granita di Limone) Recipe Ingredients: * 600 cups water * 175 cup granulated sugar * Grated rind and juice of 6 lemons * 5 mint leaves * 1 egg white, lightly beaten * 15 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar

Mojito spearmint for drinks and Peppermint for desserts and teas. Try mints in salads and savory dishes as well you'll be amazed how many meats, vegetables soups or stews taste better with a "hint of mint". Keep in a LARGE pot or plant away from the rest of the herbs, mint is an aggressive spreader.

Mint: This herb is famous for its scent. Mint tea is useful in proper digestion, revival of appetite. Also pepper mint and spearmint is a useful herb. It is used for scented bath; peppermint helps in curing skin problems.

Giant of Italy Parsley

Dark-green, flat leaves with strong stems. Use leaves for garnishes, salads, and cooking. For highest yields, provide ample water and fertility.

Oregano   try Greek or Italian oregano for the best flavor.They have white flowers. The common oregano has purple flowers and not much flavor plus is too aggressive a grower for a small garden

Oregano try Greek or Italian oregano for the best flavor.They have white flowers. The common oregano has purple flowers and not much flavor plus is too aggressive a grower for a small garden

Lovage

Young leaves taste like celery with a hint of anise, and are used in spring tonic salads and with potato, rice, soups, and poultry dishes. Roots and young stems are .

Lemon Thyme Thymus citriodorus Fragrant and pretty in potted herb gardens and fabulous on fish and chicken

Varigated Lemon Thyme - evergreen to about this was planted in 2011 and drapes over the corner of one of the boxes, love to pick off a piece and smell it while working

Icterina Sage

Bright green and yellow variegated leaves create an eye-catching plant. An excellent edible ornamental. Also known as garden sage.

Blush

Beautiful bright yellow tomato has red stripes that appear as blossom-end red marbling develops.

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