Ginger is a unique and beautiful addition to your garden! This is a great plant to grow in a container in most areas as you will most likely have to bring it in for the winter if you live in zones 8 or below. You can plant in the ground if you are in zones 9 or above.
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Although corn isn’t the most practical thing for us to grow, it’s still one of our favorites because it’s such a fun thing to have in the backyard. Plus you can’t match the taste of freshly grown corn! It is important to have at least a few rows of corn so that they can pollinate each other.
Goji berries are a bright red berry that is grown on a large shrub. They are in the same family and very similar to tomatoes. Goji berries are known for their many medicinal purposes.
These southern peas are extremely prolific and typically give us more than we can handle in a season. Because of the versatility of peas in cooking, everyone should be able to find a way to enjoy this vegetable!
Sweet potatoes are one of our favorite things to grow in the summer! The purple varieties are considered especially nutritious. Not only do they create a beautiful vine and flower, but the potatoes simply taste amazing! We’ve found it’s easier to grow potatoes in containers and like using the Smart Pots containers for this purpose.
Lemongrass is one of our favorite edible decorative plants that we have on our porch. It is not only known for keeping pesky mosquitos at bay, but it can add a tasty flavor to your food!
Pomegranate is a berry shrub/small tree that produces fruit that contains small edible seeds. These seeds are incredibly healthy for you! Not only will they produce tasty and healthy fruit in the fall, but they will provide gorgeous bright-red flowers in the early summer!
These easy to grow trees are a great addition to your warmer climate garden (typically zones 8+, but some varieties can survive zones 6+). If you live in a cooler climate, fig trees also maintain well in containers for an indoor/outdoor tree! This blog post talks about how you can grow your own figs with our free From Seed to Spoon Mobile App.
Fennel not only adds many different unique flavors into your dishes, but is a great pollinator attractant!
Kiwi vines will not only produce amazing tasting fruit, but will provide a beautiful foliage for your garden! These are hardy vines that will take up a lot of room as they vine up extremely tall! You will need to ensure that you have at least 1 male kiwi plant in order to pollinate others and get kiwi fruit. These vines can be a perennial if you live in a mild climate. How to Grow: