Garden Vegetables Contents

Introduction 237

Allium: All the Onions 237

Allium Varieties 237

Scallions 238

Allium Group I 238

Elephant Garlic • Garlic • Shallots

Allium Group 2 240

Potato Onion • Welsh Onion

Allium Group 3 241

Rocambole • Tree Onion

Allium Group 4 241

Bunching Onion • Chives • Garlic Chives • Globe Onion • Leek • Pearl Onion

The Leaves We Eat 245

Introduction to Greens 245

Climate/Time of Year • Classification of Greens • Harvesting, Cooking, and Preserving Greens • Salad Making

The Non-Brassica Greens 249

The Carpetweed 250

New Zealand Spinach

The Chicories 250

Names • Planting • Harvesting and Blanching • About Loose-Headed Chicories • Endive • Escarole • Radicchio • Witloof

The Dandelion/Lettuce Group 252

Dandelion • Lettuces The Goosefoot Greens 255

Amaranth, the Vegetable • Basella • Beet Greens • Good King Henry • Lamb's-Quarters • Malabar Spinach • Orach • Purslane • Sea Purslane •

Spinach • Swiss Chard • Water Spinach

Sagebrush Tribe 258

Edible Chrysanthemum The Valerian 258

Corn Salad

The Wonderful, Motley

Brassica Horde 259

The Cabbagy Brassicas 259

Brussels Sprouts • Cabbage • Chinese Cabbage

The Edible Flower-Bud and Stem Brassicas 265

Broccoli • Cauliflower • Kohlrabi • Raab • Sea Kale The Leafy Brassicas 268

Collards • Cress • Kale • Mizuna • Mustard • Rape • Rocket • Turnip Greens • Tyfon • Watercress

The Stems We Eat 271

Asparagus 272

Planting Asparagus • General Upkeep for an Asparagus Bed • Harvesting • Preparing and Preserving

Cardoon 274

Growing • Blanching • Saving Seed • Harvesting • Preparing and Preserving:

Celeriac 275

Planting/Growing • Saving Seed • Harvesting and Winter Storage • Preparing

Celery 275

Varieties • When to Plant • How to Plant • Saving Seed • Blanching • Harvesting

Celtuce 276

Florence Fennel 276

Growing • Recipes

Globe Artichoke 277

Climate • Soil • Planting Suckers • Planting Seed • Transplanting • Wintering • Harvesting • Preparing and Preserving • Eating an Artichoke

Rhubarb 278

Planting • Harvesting • Propagating • Preserving and Preparing

Legumes 279

Introduction to Legumes 279

Legume Lore • Legume Section Organization • Legume Benefits

Pisum Sativa: The Peas 280

Varieties 280

Planting and Growing 280

How to Plant

Harvesting 282

Preserving 282

Drying • Freezing • Canning Recipe Ideas 282

The Phaseolus Beans 283

Something to Climb Snap Beans 283

Varieties • Planting • Harvesting and Preserving

Green Shell Beans 285

Growing Flageolet and Horticultural Beans • Canning Green Shell Beans • Freezing Green Shell Beans • Green Shell Bean Recipe Ideas

Shell (Dry) Beans 285

Varieties • Planting • Harvesting • Storing Dried Beans • Cooking Dried Beans and Peas • Bean Puree • Sauces for Cooked Whole Beans • Shell Bean Recipe Ideas • About Flatulence

Other Phaseolus Beans

(Alphabetical List) 289

Adzuki Bean • Lima Bean • Mung Bean • Rice Bean

The Non-Phaseolus Beans 290

Fava Bean 290

Climate and When to Plant • Planting • Harvesting

Garbanzo Bean (Chickpea) 291

Planting • Recipe Ideas Lentil 291

Climate • Planting, Harvesting, and Saving Seed • Cooking

Peanut 292

Varieties • Planting • Harvesting • Storage and Preparation

Pigeon Pea 294

Southerns 294

Varieties • Planting • Saving Seed and Harvesting • Preserving and Using Soybean 294

Soy Info • Climate: • Varieties • Planting: • Saving Seed and Harvesting • Preparing • About Dried Soybeans • Soy Milk • Tofu • Tempeh • Miso and

Soy Sauces

Winged Bean 299

Green Pods • Mature Pods • Roots, Stem, Leaves, Flowers

Yardlong Bean 300

Planting • Harvesting • Serving

Flower Seeds 300

Basic Seed Recipe Ideas 300

Seed Flour

Flower Seeds (Alphabetical List) 301

Flax • Poppy • Rape (Canola) • Safflower • Sesame • Sunflower

The Roots We Eat 305

Introduction to Roots 305

About Their Soil • Water for Root Crops • Storing Roots • More About Digging

Starchy Roots 306

Potato 306

Varieties • Soil • Climate • Potato "Seed" • Planting • Harvesting • Pit and Cellar Storage • About Sprouts and Peelings • Preserving Potatoes • Recipe

Ideas

Sweet Potato 310

Varieties • Propagation • Harvesting • Storing or Preserving • Cooking Lesser-Known Starchy Roots 311

Arrowhead • Cassava • Kudzu • Malanga • Taro • Yam

Nonstarchy Roots 312

Beet 312

Varieties • Planting • Thinning • Harvesting • Freezing • Drying • Canning • Preparing • Recipes

Burdock 315

Planting • Harvesting • Preparing • Recipe Ideas

Carrot 315

Varieties • Planting • Thinning • Saving Seed • Harvesting and Storing • About Vegetable Juices

Chufa 317

Recipe Ideas

Hamburg Parsley 317

Planting • Harvesting Greens • Harvesting Roots • Using Hamburg Roots

Jerusalem Artichoke 318

Planting • Harvesting • Storing • To Peel or Not to Peel • Recipe Ideas

JlCAMA 319

Varieties • Planting • Growing • Harvesting • Using

Lotus Root 319

Recipe Ideas

Parsnip 320

Planting • Harvesting • Preservation Systems • Cooking

Radish 321

Varieties • Planting • Harvesting • Preserving • Raw Radishes

Rutabaga 323

Planting • Harvesting and Preserving • Cooking

Salsify 323

Planting • Saving Seed • Harvesting and Preserving • Cooking scorzonera 324

Harvesting • Recipe Ideas

Skirret 325

Planting • Harvesting • Cooking

Turnip 325

When to Plant • How to Plant • Harvesting • Storing and Preserving • Recipe Ideas Water Chestnut 326

The Gourd Family 326

Botanical Groups and Seed Saving 326

Squashes • Cucumbers • Melons Pollination and Flower Eating 327

Hand-Pollinating Cucurbits • Cucurbit Blossom Recipe Ideas

Eating Cucurbit Seeds 328

The Gourd Family, Classified by Use 328

Squashes 328

Summer Squashes 328

Climate and Soil: • Planting • Harvesting • Preserving • Cooking • Recipe Ideas

Winter Squashes 330

Varieties • Planting • Harvesting and Curing • Preserving Squash or Pumpkin • Cooking Squash and Pumpkin

Exotic Squashes 332

Bitter Melon • Calabaza • Chayote • Fuzzy Melon • Lady Godiva • Spaghetti Squash • Winter Melon

Craft Gourds 334

More Info • Varieties • Planting: • Climbing • Secrets of Lagenaria Harvesting and Cutting • Secrets of Lagenaria Deseeding and Finishing

Squash Sponge: Luffa 336

Luffa Varieties • Planting and Growing • Harvesting

Melons 336

Heat • Planting Cantaloupe 337

Harvesting Cantaloupes and Muskmelons

Watermelon 337

Planting • Testing Watermelon for Ripeness • Freezing Melon

Cucumbers 337

Citron • Lemon Cucumbers Planting and Growing 338

When to Plant • How to Plant • Container and Trellis Growing • Thinning and Weeding • Watering • Beetles and Diseases

Saving Seed 338

Crosses • Selecting • Harvesting and Storing • Getting Out the Seed • Rinsing and Drying Seeds • Storing Seeds

Harvesting 339

Storing and Preserving

Recipe Ideas 339

Raw Cukes • Cooked Cukes

Pickles 340

Secrets of Making Quick Pickles • Quick Kosher

Dills • Quick Sweet Pickles • Firmer (Lime-Treated) Quick Sweet Pickles • Onion-Flavored Quick Sweet Pickles • Bread-and-Butter Pickles • Firm (Lime-Treated) Bread-and-Butter Pickles • Sweet Gherkin (4-Day) Pickles • Fermented ("Brined") Cucumber Pickles • Secrets of Making Fermented Pickles

Nightshades 343

General Info on Raising Solanums

Eggplant 343

Varieties • Planting • Saving Seed • Harvesting • Storing and Preserving • Preparing

Ground Cherry 345

Varieties • Planting and Growing • Saving Seed • Harvesting • Preserving • Recipe Ideas

Martynia 346

Varieties • Harvesting • Recipe Ideas

Okra 346

Varieties • Planting • Saving Seed • Harvesting • Preserving • Cooking Pepper (Hot) 348

Hot Topics • Varieties • Planting • Harvesting and Processing • Storing • Drying • Freezing Food That

Contains Chili Peppers • Canning Chilies • Chili Oil • Using

Pepper (Sweet) 350

Varieties • Planting • Saving Seed • Harvesting and Preserving

Tomatillo 352

Harvesting

Tomato 352

Tomato Info and Resources • Varieties • Planting • Of Stakes and Cages • Weeds • Tomato Worms • Saving Seed • Harvesting • Green Tomatoes • Preserving • Freezing • Drying • Canning • Big Changes in Tomato Canning • Raw Tomato Recipe Ideas • Tomato Juice Recipe Ideas

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