BEANS

DESCRIPTION  Pole and bush beans (more commonly called green beans) are a tender vegetable and a great addition to any garden, great eaten fresh off the plant or incorporated into a recipe. Bush beans require less maintenance, so they are easier to grow. HOW TO GROW  Pole beans will grow in a climbing vine and require a … Continue reading BEANS

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BEETROOT

DESCRIPTION A herbaceous plant widely cultivated as a source of food for humans and livestock, and for processing into sugar. Some varieties are grown for their leaves and some for their swollen nutritious root. HOW TO GROW Choose beet varieties to plant. There are many different varieties of beets and each has a different growing season. … Continue reading BEETROOT

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BELL PEPPER

 DESCRIPTION  A variety of sweet pepper widely cultivated for its edible fruit. The plump, crisp, hollow fruit of this plant, typically green, yellow, or red.   HOW TO GROW  Select a variety of green pepper that grows well in the area you live. There are a number of different types of green pepper plants available … Continue reading BELL PEPPER

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BOK CHOY

DESCRIPTION Bok choy or pak choi is a type of Chinese cabbage. Chinensis varieties do not form heads; instead, they have smooth, dark green leaf blades forming a cluster reminiscent of mustard or celery. Chinensis varieties are popular in southern China and Southeast Asia. Being winter-hardy, they are increasingly grown in Northern Europe. This group … Continue reading BOK CHOY

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BOTTLE GOURD

DESCRIPTION  It belongs to the gourd family- Cucurbitaceae and is a running or climbing vine. The fruit is harvested young and used as a vegetable. It has a light green smooth skin and a white inner flesh. Usually the round fruits are called Calabash gourd and the slender long fruits are called Bottle gourds. HOW … Continue reading BOTTLE GOURD

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BRINJAL

DESCRIPTION  Brinjal (Solanum melongena), is an easily cultivated plant belonging to the family Solanaceae. Its fruit is high in nutrition and commonly consumed as a vegetable. The fruit and other parts of the plant are used in traditional medicine.   HOW TO GROW    Purchase small pots or plastic gardening trays if starting your eggplants … Continue reading BRINJAL

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BROCCOLI

DESCRIPTION  Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family, and is closely related to cauliflower. Its cultivation originated in Italy. Broccolo, its Italian name, means “cabbage sprout.” Broccoli’s name is derived from the Latin word brachium, which means branch or arm, a reflection of its tree-like shape that features a compact head of florets attached … Continue reading BROCCOLI

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BRUSSELS SPROUT

DESCRIPTION  The Brussels sprout is a member of the Gemmifera Group of cabbages (Brassica oleracea), grown for its edible buds. The leafy green vegetables are typically 2.5×4 cm (0.98×1.6 in) in diameter and look like miniature cabbages. HOW TO GROW  Sow your seeds in seed pots. Do this approximately 5 to 6 weeks before you want … Continue reading BRUSSELS SPROUT

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CAULIFLOWER

DESCRIPTION  Cauliflower is one of several vegetables in the species Brassica oleracea, in the family Brassicaceae. It is an annual plant that reproduces by seed. Typically, only the head (the white curd) is eaten. The cauliflower head is composed of a white inflorescence meristem. Cauliflower heads resemble those in broccoli, which differs in having flower … Continue reading CAULIFLOWER

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CHERRY TOMATO

DESCRIPTION  A cherry tomato is a rounded, small fruited tomato thought to be an intermediate genetic admixture between wild currant-type tomatoes and domesticated garden tomatoes.Cherry tomatoes range in size from a thumbtip up to the size of a golf ball, and can range from being spherical to slightly oblong in shape. Although usually red, yellow, … Continue reading CHERRY TOMATO

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CHILLI PEPPERS

DESCRIPTION  Chilli peppers are a small, fiery variety of capsicum. They can be green, yellow, orange, red or black. There are more than 200 known varieties and they differ greatly in size, colour and level of hotness. In general, the smaller the chilli, the more potent, but it’s worth bearing in mind that individual chillies … Continue reading CHILLI PEPPERS

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CUCUMBER

DESCRIPTION  Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine that bears cylindrical fruits that are used as culinary vegetables. There are three main varieties of cucumber: slicing, pickling, and burpless. Within these varieties, several different cultivars have emerged. The cucumber is originally from Southern Asia, … Continue reading CUCUMBER

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LADY FINGER

DESCRIPTION  Ladyfingers (often called savoiardi[a] and in British English sponge fingers) are low density, dry, egg-based and sweet sponge biscuits roughly shaped like a large finger. They are a principal ingredient in many dessert recipes, such as trifles, charlottes, as fruit or chocolate gateau linings and for tiramisu . They are typically soaked in a … Continue reading LADY FINGER

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ONION

DESCRIPTION  An essential kitchen vegetable, onions are arguably the world’s most widely used ingredient. They vary in shape and colour from flattish brown to round pale bulbs but share a common structure, with a papery outer ‘kin and protecting inner layers of pale, crisp flesh. Yellow onions are hot and pungent enough to make your … Continue reading ONION

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POTATOES

DESCRIPTION  Potato is a cool-season vegetable that ranks with wheat and rice as one of the most important staple crops in the human diet around the world. The white potato is referred to as the “Irish potato” because it is associated with the potato famine in Ireland in the 19th century. Potatoes are not roots … Continue reading POTATOES

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RADISH

DESCRIPTION Radishes (Raphanus sativus) are annual or biennial brassicaceous crops grown for their swollen tap-roots which can be globular, tapering or cylindrical. The root skin colour ranges from white through pink, red, purple, yellow and green to black but the flesh is usually white. Smaller types have a few leaves about 13 cm (5 in) … Continue reading RADISH

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SNAKE GOURD

DESCRIPTION  Snake gourd, a light green snake-like vegetable with a grey-white bloom on the skin. Parval is ethnic to india, especially north. Parval is an elongated gourd that grows from creepers and is light green in color. Snake gourd belongs to cucumber family and is native to india. Snake gourd is a climbing herb with … Continue reading SNAKE GOURD

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SWEET POTATOES

DESCRIPTION  The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the family Convolvulaceae.Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots are a root vegetable. The young leaves and shoots are sometimes eaten as greens. Ipomoea batatas is native to the tropical regions in the Americas. The sweet potato is only distantly related to the … Continue reading SWEET POTATOES

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TURNIPS

DESCRIPTION  Turnips are popular, nutritious root vegetables. They are round, tuborous roots grown in many parts of Europe, and Asia as one of the cool-season vegetables. Botanically, they belong to Brassicaceae family, a broad family of greens and vegetables which also includes cabbage, kale, brussels-sprouts, etc.Although this bulbous root is widely recognised, its fresh green … Continue reading TURNIPS

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TAPIOCA

DESCRIPTION  Tapioca is the starch extracted from the cassava root. The cassava plant is native to Brazil, where it is known as “mandioca” and its starch is referred to as “tapioca”. Cultivation of the cassava plant has spread throughout South America and Africa, while culinary use of tapioca has become popular throughout the world. HOW … Continue reading TAPIOCA

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TOMATO

DESCRIPTION  The tomato is the edible, often red berry-type fruit of the nightshade Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant. The tomato is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes, sauces, salads, and drinks. The tomato belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The species originated in the South American … Continue reading TOMATO

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