Whether you're a chef looking to add fresh ingredients to your cooking or just like to be able to pick and eat fresh off the vine, here are some plants that are sure to spice up your garden.

 
Purple Mangosteen - The Queen of Fruits

Purple Mangosteen - The Queen of Fruits

Purple Mangosteen Not to be confused with a Mango, the Mangosteen is a highly tropical fruit that can only be grown in equatorial regions such as South America, Tropical Africa, Southeast Asia, Hawaii and similar tropical islands. Growing them in South Florida is likely possible if you’re an extreme green thumb. According to some sources, […]

Mint - The Herb used in Greek Mythology and found in Egyptian Tombs

Mint - The Herb used in Greek Mythology and found in Egyptian Tombs

Mint From the family Lamiaceae. The Mentha family is a native of Europe that has naturalized in many parts of the world, including North America, Australia and Japan. Mint has been cultivated for its medicinal properties since ancient times and has been found in Egyptian tombs dating back to 1000 BC. The Japanese have been […]

Burdock - Detox in your garden

Burdock - Detox in your garden

Burdock is an unassuming looking thistle, but it’s packed full of useful traits. Burdock is native to Eurasia but is now common throughout North America and many other places throughout the world. It’s kind of more of a weed than a plant that you would want in your garden. Still, it may be useful to […]

Passion Flower - Alien looking flower right here on Earth

Passion Flower - Alien looking flower right here on Earth

With such a unique flower, you would think it would be a pain to keep alive, but it’s not!   Also, Passion Fruit is actually a thing. The Passion Flower is a tropical plant that is native to the equatorial regions of North and South America. Perhaps it’s second most noteworthy feature after the crazy looking […]

Marsh Mallow - Campfire MarshMellows used to contain more than corn syrup

Marsh Mallow - Campfire MarshMellows used to contain more than corn syrup

Once used to make actual marshmallows, the Marsh Mallow plant still has a variety of uses. The marshmallow plant has edible leaves and roots that have a variety of medicinal uses. Contrary to the name, it does not need to grow in a marsh. This plant would be a great addition to an herb or wildflower […]

Aloe Vera - Widely known for its healing powers

Aloe Vera - Widely known for its healing powers

We’ve all seen “Aloe Vera” on a product before. So what exactly is Aloe Vera and what can it be used for? Aloe is probably the most well known Medicinal plant for a reason, it takes almost zero effort to break off a piece of a leaf and apply the gel of the leaf directly […]