New Crops 2020 – Kohlrabi

New Crops 2020 – Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is one of my new-to-me crops this year. This vegetable is often confused for an actual cross between a cabbage and a turnip, but it is in fact a variety of the cabbage species Brassica oleracea, which includes many other common cultivars such as cabbage (savoy, green, etc.), cauliflower, collard greens, kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts … click on title for more

FOTD – Amaranth

FOTD – Amaranth

The Greek roots of the word Amaranth mean "unfading flower", due to its resistance to inclement weather and pests. The Nahuatl name is huāuhtli and it was cultivated in pre-Hispanic Mexico for its seeds, consumed in beverages (similar to atole), as a substitute of corn (where this crop was hard to cultivate), and even as part of a ceremonial treat … click on title for more