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I Love Eruca sativa aka Eruca versicaria subsp. sativa, aka arugula or roquette

Name: Eruca sativa aka Eruca versicaria subsp. sativa, aka arugula or roquette Type of Plant: A leafy green annual grown for great taste and versatility in the kitchen.     Why I Love This Plant:  I love how arugula tastes, but beyond flavor, at this time of year I’m...

I Love Calendula Officinalis aka Pot Marigold

 Name: Calendula officinalis aka pot marigold Type of Plant: Annual plant that has edible flowers, commonly growing 1 to 2 feet tall. This is not like the true marigold, which is in the genus Tagetes, although both plants are in the sunflower family, Asteraceae. Why I...

Still Loving Capsicum baccatum Mad Hatter F1 hybrid pepper

Name: Capsicum baccatum Mad Hatter F1 hybrid pepper Type of Plant: A vigorous pepper plant that grows well in northern areas and bears lots of peppers in the late summer and fall. Mostly sweet peppers, although an occasional fruit with mild heat is possible.     Why I...
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