Growing unusual crops: A variation on the familiar
Tips from Sarah the Gardener
The weekly trip to the supermarket often finds us buying the same old things time and again, carrots, broccoli, pumpkin, potatoes, and zucchini, with a dash of variety thrown in for seasonal interest. Often the vegetables on offer don’t stray far from the ordinary and so our diet has become predictable with what is easy, convenient, and recognisable.
As a home gardener, the range of vegetables you can grow and serve allows you to push the boundaries by expanding the colours, shapes, and sizes of the produce you are familiar with. You can push the boat out even further with some very strange crops that you didn’t even know existed but that could easily become family favourites.
Some unusual crops don’t stray far from the familiar so are a good starting point. Why not try one of these: