Vegetables Archives - Free Plant
  • Onion

    Biennial grown as annual for swollen bulbs. Value: small amounts of most vitamins and minerals. A vegetable of antiquity, onions were cultivated by the Egyptians...

  • Bush Beans

    Basics Bush beans are the speedsters of the legume world, providing a harvest just 45–50 days after sowing. But because bush beans provide all their...

  • Garlic

    The ‘mother’ garlic plant is a composite bulb consisting of many smaller wedgeshaped ‘daughter’ bulbs each of which may be referred to as a ‘clove’....

  • Asparagus Pea

    A legume that is neither asparagus-like nor a pea, this cheerful garden vegetable may be considered esoteric by some but is an epicurean treat to...

  • Leek

    Like other members of the Allium family, leeks have been a popular vegetable for hundreds of years, especially in winter months when other home-grown vegetables...

  • Brussels sprouts

    These traditional winter vegetables can be picked fresh from late summer to mid-spring; the plants are strong and can survive severe winters. Most modern cultivars...

  • Broccolini

    Pot and cut the others off at ground level with scissors. At this point, the growing temperature can be cooler (60°F/16°C). Use a small fan...

  • Cabbage

    (Brassica oleracea, Capitata Group) Because of its large size, cabbage is not usually recommended for container growing. Fortunately, some dwarf varieties are the size of...

  • Carrots

    Carrots belong to the Apiaceae family and are really an easy vegetable to grow (Fig. 6.6). They are adaptable and tolerant of poor gardening techniques,...

  • Asparagus

    Asparagus is a long-lived hardy perennial with fleshy roots and fernlike, feathery foliage. The plant grows about three feet tall, and the part you eat...