It is ready to harvest in about 60 days from sowing and does well in cool weather in the spring and early summer. It is slow to bolt as summer progresses so it can be grown later in the spring than many varieties.
The flowering shoots contain about 0.5% essential oil, this is used as a food flavouring. * Summer savory ( Satureja hortensis ) is the better known of the Savory species. * The leaves can be used fresh or dried.
* ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower in June, and the seeds ripen in July. It is native to Europe but has been introduced elsewhere, such as the western and eastern parts of the United States.
* The leaves have a very sweet liquorice-like flavour. * The dried leaves can be ground and used as a sweetener or soaked in water and the liquid used in making preserves. * The leaves contain 'stevioside', a substance that is 300 times sweeter than sucrose.
It is an annual herbaceous plant, with a slender, glabrous, branched stem which is 20–30 cm tall and has a diameter of 3 to 5 cm. * Cumin is an aromatic, astringent herb that benefits the digestive system and acts as a stimulant to the sexual organs.
It can also be found growing abundantly in much of Latin America and the West Indies. * Leonotis nepetifolia is known in Trinidad as shandilay and the leaves are brewed as a tea for fever, coughs, womb prolapse and malaria.
Common Name: Christmas Candlestick, Klip Dagga, Lion's Ear
* Fresh petals are chopped and added to salads. * Calendula officinalis ( Pot Marigold ) is a plant in the genus Calendula (marigolds), in the family Asteraceae. It is probably native to southern Europe though its long history of cultivation makes its...
Successional sowings can be made at intervals of a few weeks in order to ensure a constant supply of young plants. * Glebionis coronaria, formerly called Chrysanthemum coronarium, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family.
* The name basket flower refers to the stiff, straw-colored bracts just beneath the flower head, which are divided at the tip into long, sharp teeth. * The plant is often cultivated for its showy flowers, and can sometimes be found outside its native...
Common Name: Basket-flower, American Star-thistle, Basket Flower, American Starthistle, American Basketflower, Sweet Sultan, Shaving Brush
* In milder climates, borage will bloom continuously for most of the year. It is used to colour vinegar. * An edible blue dye can be obtained from the flowers. * The flowers are rich in a sweet nectar and are very attractive to bees.
* The pulverized root is used as a poultice for headaches. * Echinocystis is a monotypic genus in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. * Echinocystis lobata is an annual vine that produces stems that can be as long as 8 m (26 ft) and which climb, with the...
* Like other formerly foraged greens, corn salad has many nutrients, including three times as much vitamin C as lettuce, beta-carotene, B6, iron, and potassium. * Valerianella locusta is a small dicot annual plant of the family Caprifoliaceae that is...
Common Name: Lewiston Cornsalad, Common Cornsalad, Lamb's Lettuce, Corn Salad, Rapunzel, Field Salad
* Native to the Mediterranean region, statice (also commonly called notchleaf status) is noted for producing clusters of papery, funnel-shaped flowers in summer. * Excellent as a fresh cut flower and for dried arrangements.
Stems with seed pods make excellent additions to dried flower arrangements. * Gomphocarpus physocarpus, commonly known as balloonplant, balloon cotton-bush, bishop's balls, nailhead, or swan plant, is a species of milkweed.
* It is an important crop for subsistence farmers in Africa. * The seeds are very small but easy to harvest and very nutritious. * This species was in use as a food source in Central America as early as 4000 BC.
* Linaria maroccana is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common name Moroccan toadflax . * This is an annual herb growing erect to approach half a meter in maximum height, its stem with linear leaves 2 to 4 centimeters long.
* It is an annual plant capable of rapid plant movement—its leaflets fold together when touched. * It is similar to Chamaecrista fasciculata except that the leaves are smaller. * Chamaecrista nictitans (Sensitive Partridge Pea, Small Partridge Pea or...
Its long tuberous root has cream-colored skin and flesh and can be left in the ground when mature as it becomes sweeter in flavor after winter frosts. * In Eurasia, some authorities distinguish between cultivated and wild versions of parsnip by using...
The dried leaves can also be used, they remain effective for 6 months after drying. * Nicotiana tabacum, or cultivated tobacco, is an annually-grown herbaceous plant. Tabacum is sensitive to temperature, air, ground humidity and the type of land.
Botanical Name: Nicotiana tabacum Little Crittenden