Jackfruit – Artocarpus heterophyllus

Jackfruit – Artocarpus heterophyllus

The jackfruit is a giant fruit that grows from a very tall evergreen tree that has leathery, highly glossy leaves. The fruit is very sweet and aromatic, but the jackfruit is useful for more than its fruit: the leaves are used in agriculture, the latex is...
Corn – Zea mays

Corn – Zea mays

Corn – Zea mays Renee Shelton Cultivate to Plate brings garden cultivation and cooking together, sharing information on gardening through garden blog updates, and following the process from growing the seed or start up plant – to plating the dish with the...
Cilantro to Coriander

Cilantro to Coriander

  Cilantro – Coriander Seed   Cilantro, or Coriandrum sativum, is a fresh herb widely used in Latin American and Asian cuisines. It has a unique flavor with citrusy, peppery and pungent notes, with prominent stems sprouting very delicate leaves....
What Are Bulbs?

What Are Bulbs?

Bulbs Bulbs are underground collections of leaves that are modified for food storage. This collection is a method of asexual propagation. All bulbs are monocotyledons (monocots) and have leaves that are secured at the basal disk at the bottom. True bulbs are similar...
Sowing Seeds in a Seed Tray

Sowing Seeds in a Seed Tray

Planting a vegetable garden from seed has its rewards, but seedlings are sensitive and easy prey to insects and weather. It is often easier and more productive if seeds are started in a seed starter tray, then transplanted outdoors when conditions are right for the...