Parsley, Petroselinum crispum

Parsley is commonly used for flavor and as a garnish in many dishes. This herb is a bienniel grown as an annual for its pungent foliage. Not only is it tasty, but it can also be grown as an ornamental for the attractive mounds of foliage, but you’ll need to keep an eye out for caterpillars that will mow plants to the ground. To learn more about parsley and its pests, read this article…

Kohlrabi, Brassica olearcea var. gongylodes

Looking somewhat like a space alien, kohlrabi is a member of the cabbage family that has a turnip-like enlargement of the stem above the soil surface. This cool-season vegetable has a flavor similar to turnip, and the bulbs are used raw or cooked like a turnip. To learn more about this exotic-looking vegetable, read this article…

Chioggia Beets

Beets are an easy crop to grow in the home garden, but they don’t have to be plain red. ‘Chioggia’ is an heirloom variety that is also called candystripe or bull’s eye beet for the colorful red and white rings seen in cross-section of the roots. These beets are often sweeter than other varieties, too/ To learn more about this interesting beet, read this article…

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