The gigantic leaves can measure a whopping 150cm long by 120cm wide! The elephant`s-ear plant gets its name from the leaves, which are shaped like a large ear. Thrives in heat and humidity.Needs a moist and well-drained soil. Don`t let the soil to dry between waterings.The bulb can be stored inside for the winter.
"Gourmet variety bearing small fruits (15 to 20cm long) covered with a smooth and thin skin. Its taste is sweet and not bitter. It can creep or climb if we give it a good support to fix it. Plant it in the garden at the beginning of June; does not tolerate cold weather, wind and water on the foliage. Will grow better in a light, deep and humus-rich soil. Watering is done during dry periods with a lukewarm water. Harvest them as they get mature. "
Early maturing and productive variety yielding 20-25cm long fruits with a thin and smooth skin. Firm and crunchy flesh and very few seeds. Very pleasant taste without bitterness. It can creep or climb if we give it a good support to fix it. Plant it in the garden at the beginning of June; does not tolerate cold weather, wind and water on the foliage. Light, deep and humus-rich soil. Water during dry periods with a lukewarm water.
"DESCRIPTION: its long tropical bronzy red leaves gives this one an exotic look and to maintain its beautiful color, place it under good light. SOIL: moist and well drained. USES: patio -pot, flower bed, hanging basket. "
From the Dancing series, Salsa bears pink leaves with a greenish burgundy to dark green margin. Suitable for pots, containers and borders in a moist and well-drained soil. Water the plant as soon as the soil gets dry. Can be stored inside during winter.
Fresh coriander is used in salads, soups, guacamoles, salsas and sandwiches. The seeds are used in curry and garam masala; aromatic Indian spice blends. Ground or wholes, the seeds enhance flavor of many dishes. The root is delicious; crushed, it is used as a condiment and can replace garlic. Harvest the young leaves at anytime; the seeds, when they are brown.
"One of those mysterious and exotic herbs! The leaves are used fresh. Vietnamese Cilantro can be used in place of Cilantro or Mint in most Vietnamese recipes. The leaves have the best flavor when they are young, a mix between lemon and coriander. As they age, they become tough and leathery and a bit acrid.The plant may be cut back to the ground at any time during the growing season to produce more fresh young leaves. Fertile and fresh soil. "
Gherkins and cucumbers belong to the same species but the gherkins are smaller with a tough, thin and thorny skin. Mainly used for pickling but very tasty when eaten fresh. It can creep or climb if we give it a good support to fix it. Plant it in the garden at the beginning of June, in a light, deep and humus-rich soil; does not tolerate cold weather, wind and water on the foliage. Water during dry periods with a lukewarm water. Harvest as they get mature.
The Spaghetti Squash offers a fibrous flesh; once cooked, its flesh comes apart in long strands like spaghetti. Baked Spaghetti Squash is a very simple recipe! Bake whole for an hour, toss with a bit of pepper, salt and butter and it`s ready. Plant it in the garden when the risk of frost is over. Needs a sunny area with a light, deep and rich soil. The plant is very productive and the squash can be stored for 3 to 5 months.
The water cress grows directly in water. Its tender and juicy branches with small and delicate leaves are delicious in salads or soups because of their mustardy and hot taste. Needs a shallow and cold water.The water must be changed on a regular basis as watercress does not tolerate stagnant water. Use it the same way as parsley and spinach for instance in salads, soups or on roast potatoes.