Rosemary, Rosemarinus officinalis

Rosemary is an aromatic plant with a long history of use as a culinary and medicinal herb. Although not hardy to our area, it is easily grown in containers that can be moved indoors for the winter to have its bright, fresh flavor available at all times. To learn more about rosemary, see this article…

Romanesco

What’s that weird vegetable with the pointed cones all over it? Related to broccoli and cauliflower, it’s an unusual crucifer called romanesco. Even though it may not be something you see every day, it’s just as easy to grow as its more common relatives. To learn more about this interesting vegetable, read this article…

Chives, Allium schoenoprasum

Chives are a popular culinary herb in the home garden. This small-bulbed allium is easy to grow, as long as you have a sunny spot with good drainage. This herbaceous perennial can also be used as an ornamental in the landscape, and is particularly attractive when in bloom. To find out more about this herb, read this article…

Horseradish, Armoracia rusticana

Every year the International Herb Association chooses one plant that is used as an herb to highlight. For 2011 this plant is horseradish, a plant long used as a condiment. To learn more about this tough herb, read this article…

Garlic Chives, Allium tuberosum

You may have noticed the white blossoms of garlic chives as they begin to bloom in late summer or early fall. Although edible, this southeast Asian perennial is more frequently used as an ornamental in North America. Learn more about Allium tuberosum in this article…

Arugula, Eruca sativa

Arugula is a trendy green that commands good prices at the grocery store, yet is just as easy to grow as lettuce. A great fast crop for spring or fall, this tangy leafy vegetable tolerates frost and is ready to eat within a few weeks. To learn more about this easy veggie crop, read this article…

Dill, Anethum graveolens

Every year the International Herb Association chooses one plant that is used as an herb to highlight. For 2010 this plant is dill. There’s more to this culinary herb than just pickles! Read more…

Egyptian Walking Onions

Here’s a vegetable that wants to get away: Egyptian walking onions! They don’t really walk, of course, (and they’re not really from Egypt either) but as they flop over and replant the bulbils produced on the stem tops, they will move across the ground if you let them. Find out more about this different type of perennial onion…

Lemongrass, Cymbopogon spp.

For a light lemony flavor, nothing beats an infusion of lemongrass, a plant used as a culinary herb in many Asian cuisines. This tropical grass can be grown in Wisconsin as an annual. To learn more about this sweet-smelling tender perennial , read this article…

Heirloom Vegetables

Heirloom vegetables are popular these days, but do you know what this term means and what varieties really are heirlooms? You can read more about this topic in this article…

Lettuce Shows

Why keep your vegetables in a back corner of the yard when they could add a little ornamental punch to your landscape? Lettuce is a great plant for adding interesting foliar color and texture to beds and containers as a foil for the plants with pretty flowers. Learn more about how to make a show of your lettuce in this article…

Lemon Balm, Melissa officinalis

Every year the International Herb Association chooses one plant that is used as an herb to highlight. For 2007 this plant is lemon balm, an attractive plant with a fragrant, lemon-lik odor. Used for tea and medicinal purposes, it is very easy to grow. To learn more about this herb, read this article…

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