I would like to add Swiss Chard to the above list. It is SO EASY to grow, and you can pick and eat leaves from the plant, and the new edible leaves grow back so soon.
Also, Swiss Chard is so nutritious. We are growing a variety called "Bright Lights" is does super will in hot weather. It hasn't slowed down in the heat/humidity of North Central Florida; another plus is that it is bug-free (unless like my Kale, which the catapillers ate.)
We are also growing Malabar Spinach, a tropical variety of a spinach-like plant. It is highly nutritious, grows wonderfully in the heat, and tastes great in salads or cooked.
LOVE growing my own food! No chemicals, plus the joy of watching them grow!
- 5/23/2013 10:06:33 PM