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Petroselinum crispum What would we do without parsley? Can you imagine an expensive entree without its sprig of parsley? A substitute for parslied potatoes? Undoubtedly, parsley is a necessary culinary herb, but grow your own? You bet! Parsley is a biennial. After its first winter, it flowers and...


Allium cepa var. aggregatum Grow your own specialty crop! If you like gourmet ingredients, plant shallots, a dainty member of the onion family prized for mild subtle flavor without a strong onion or garlic taste. Their small bulbs and green grass-like foliage are edible, similar to green onions...

Bulb fennel, Florence fennel

Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum Bulb fennel has been a mainstay vegetable in the Mediterranean for centuries. Eaten raw in salads, roasted until caramelized, steamed, or stir-fried, it adds a slight licorice flavor to dishes. Don’t confuse bulb fennel with annual herb fennel whose seeds are used...
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