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5 houseplants that you can eat

Calamondin Orange Tree I’ve had a Calamondin Orange Tree for the past ten years and it produces small orange-like fruit and beautifully scented flowers every year. The fruit look like mini tangerines but are very tart so are probably better to use in place of limes or lemons in a recipe. Calamondin and other dwarf citrus trees are relatively easy to grow and their fruit can be left on the...

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Great vegetables from Asia

Heading into winter, the fresh flavour of Oriental vegetables balances the richness of winter food, and they are also good sources of sources of vitamin C, betacarotene, vitamins B2 and B6, folic acid, iron, magnesium and calcium. White-stemmed pak choi, also known as bok choy or Chinese white cabbage, produces loose heads of glossy green leaves and very white, soup-spoonshaped leaf stalks. The leaves have a crisp and juicy texture...

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Unusual edibles to grow in your garden

Cucamelons “Mouse Melons” Cucamelons are very easy to grow and will vine up anything vertical to a height of up to eight feet. The small watermelon looking fruits are crunchy but another gardening pal has warned that the skins can become tough if the fruit is left too long on the vine. Once you have a plant, place it in a sunny spot, ideally with protection from wind. Tigernuts Chufa...

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Vegetables to harvest on autumn

These are some of the vegetables to grow for autumn harvests. They include a lot of leafy greens like spinach, chard, and oriental veg. Mix and match them for cooler season salads or toss them into a stir fry. Some, like kale and lamb’s lettuce, can stand through frost and cold. Their growth will slow down but they’ll still give you greens during autumn and winter. Cilantro Cilantro is a...

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