Okinawan spinach – Vegetable garden

Okinawan spinach - Vegetable garden

Okinawan Spinach is a perennial, non-spinach, leafy green vegetable. It can grow as a small dense bush, high groundcover, or climbing plant. The leaves are green on top and purple underneath. Gynura bicolor produces yellow flowers but doesn’t produce seeds. Flowers should be cut off to help the plant focus energy on leaf production. The […]

Trianthema portulacastrum – Vegetable garden

Trianthema portulacastrum (Desert horse purslane) an annual, succulent herb forming a prostrate mat or clump with stems up to 40 inches long with a firm taproot. The stem is green to red in color, hairless except for small lines of hairs near the leaves, and fleshy. The leaves are small round or oval blades up […]

Malabar spinach (Basella alba) – Vegetable garden

Malabar spinach (Basella alba) - Vegetable garden

Malabar spinach (Basella alba) is an edible perennial, fast-growing, soft-stemmed vine, growing to 10 m in length. It has thick, semi-succulent, dark green, heart-shaped fleshy leaves that have a mild flavor and mucilaginous texture. The flowers are white, pink, or red in short spikes and are located in the leaf axils. The fruits are round […]

Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) – Vegetable garden

Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) - Vegetable garden

Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) is an evergreen perennial herb that grows up to 1 m tall. It has vigorous, many-branched stems growing from the base, prostrate when young, ascending to erect when blooming, fleshy, green, often flushed with red, glabrescent to short or long hairy with multicellular hairs, often glandular, especially around the swollen nodes. The […]

Red spinach (Amaranthus dubius) – Vegetable garden

Red spinach (Amaranthus dubius) – Vegetable garden

Red spinach (Amaranthus dubius) is an erect annual herb that grows up to 32 – 59 inches tall. It has both red and green assortments. The stems are slender to stout, branched, glabrous, or upwards, especially in the inflorescence, with short to rather long hairs. The leaves arranged spirally, simple, without stipules. It blossoms from […]

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) – Vegetable garden

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) - Vegetable garden

Purslane (Portulaca oleracea) an annual herb or succulent plant growing to 16 inches in height. It has smooth, reddish, mostly prostrate stems and the leaves, which may be alternate or opposite, are clustered at stem joints and ends. The yellow flowers have five regular parts and are up to 6 mm wide. Depending upon rainfall, […]

Sweet potato – Vegetable garden

Sweet potato - Vegetable garden

Sweet potato is a vigorous, herbaceous perennial, trailing vine, bearing alternate heart-shaped or palmately lobed leaves and the blooms are funnel-shaped and either pale rosy purple or white. Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots are a root vegetable. The young leaves and shoots are sometimes eaten as greens. The edible tuberous root is long and […]

Rhubarb Plant – Vegetable garden

Rhubarb Plant - Vegetable garden

Rhubarb (Rheum rhabarbarum) is a vegeable, herbaceous perennial growing from short, thick rhizomes. The leaves are large and somewhat triangular. Rhubarb will grow to be about to 2 to 3 feet tall and spreads 3 to 4 feet. On up to 5-foot stalks, the plant produces flowers that, in their nascent stage, resemble pink-tinged cauliflower. […]

Acorn squash – Vegetable garden

Acorn squash - Vegetable garden

Acorn squash is a winter squash that produces small fruits which have dark green on the outside, often with a single splotch of orange on the side or top. Matured fruit are 5-6 inches long by 4-4.5 inches in diameter with a thin hard shell. Its shape resembles an acorn. You can grow this vine […]

Pigeon pea – Vegetable garden

Pigeon pea - Vegetable garden

Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) is a perennial legume, the woody small shrub that can grow up to 1–2 m high with tetrarch taproots. The erect and ribbed stem is 15 cm in diameter. The Leaves are trifoliate, alternate in dark green shading above and silvery underneath. The plant yields yellow to red blossoms which are 1.2 […]