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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Summer Crops to Plant NOW




*parts of these plants are poisonous or should be prepared in a special manner

Amaranth
Arugula
Basil
Basket Vine/Haitian basket vine/hoop vine*
Bitter Cucumber/bitter gourd/bitter melon/Balsam pear/Sopropo
Brazilian Spinach
Bunching Onion/Welsh onion/Japanese bunching onion
Cassava/Manioc/Tapioca/Yuca*
Ceylon Spinach (Talinum triangulare) AKA Waterleaf, Philippine Spinach
Chaya/Tree Spinach (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius)*
Chayote
Cherry Tomatoes (NOT pear) (nightshade family)*
Collards
CowPea/Adzuki Bean, Southern Pea
Cranberry Hibiscus/False Roselle/Maroon mallow/Red-Shield hibiscus (invasive)
Edible Hibiscus
Eggplant/Aubergine/melongene/brinjal/guinea squash (nightshade family)*
Egyptian Spinach
Ethiopian Kale/African Cabbage/Abyssinian cabbage
Garlic Chives/Chinese chives
Hot Peppers (nightshade family)*
Jicama/yam bean*
Katuk/star gooseberry/sweet leaf/leaf vegetable/tropical asparagus
Lagos Spinach/Quail Grass*
Lettuce (under shade)
Lima Beans
Longevity Spinach/Moluccan spinach/ Dawn Dewa (Gynura nepalensis)
Malabar Spinach Basella/Indian Spinach/Vine Spinach/Country Spinach… and many other names.
Moringa/Horseradish Tree/Drumstick/The Miracle Plant
Mustard
Okinawa Spinach
Okra/Lady’s Finger/Gumbo
Oregano
Peanut/groundnut
Pigeon Pea/Gandule bean/tropical green pea/kadios/ Congo pea/ gungo pea/ gunga pea/no-eye pea
Prickly Pear Cactus/Opuntia/nopales/paddle cactus
Purple Lablab/Hyacinth Bean
Purslane (edible weed highest in omega-3s)
Roselle/Florida cranberry (Hibiscus Tea)
Rosemary
Seminole Pumpkin/Tropical Pumpkin
Sesame Seeds
Sugar Cane
Sunset Hibiscus/aibika/sunset muskmallow/hibiscus manihot
Sweet Potatoes
Tanier/tannia/yautia/malanga*
Taro/Dasheen/eddo/cocoyam*
Tropical Lettuce/Indian Lettuce
Tropical Pumpkins
Water Chestnut
Winged Beans
Yams (NOT “Wild” or “Bitter” or “Air Potato”)*
Yard Long Beans/Bora/Long-Podded Cowpea/Asparagus Bean/Chinese Long Bean