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Plant Identification


Originally we thought this plant was kohlrabi. Imagine our surprise when we found broccoli instead!

Bush Beans

The bush variety is much easier to grow in our hydroponic greenhouse as it won't take over like its climbing relatives.


A sweet delight, catelopes will grow in our hoop house this summer.


An herb, cilantro is best known for it's fresh taste in salsa. It will pair great with all the tomatoes we grow!


Summer's quenching treat, cucumbers are refreshing right off the stem or pickled. (Ladies-you can even enjoy them on your eyelids!)


This tough leafy green is terrific when sauted down just like spinach. The new fad is to bake it in the oven and enjoy kale chips. Much healthier than the potato chip!


We weren't quite sure what this was either! Kohlrabi produces a baseball-sized bulb which must be skinned of its hard exterior. The inside tastes sweeter than broccoli, but has the texture of an apple.


Fried or fresh, okra is a southern favorite. It can be enjoyed all summer long.


From large to small, we're growing red bell, mini sweet and even hot jalepenos.

Red Chard

Known for its pinkish-red stems, this plant is a beauty in the greenhouse.

Romaine Lettuce

A staple of all kinds of salads, the romaine we grow is tender and flavorful. You'll be eating your required servings of veggies in no time!


This unfamiliar herb has a brilliant lemon favor. It's great mixed in with salads, added to sub sandwiches and cocoked with fish or chicken.


Don't be fooled by it's size! These leaves as big as a hand are hardy and tender.


We grow many varieties including cherry and heirloom varieties.

Yellow Squash

A southern favorite, you can enjoy squash in casseroles or freshley steamed. These low and large flowering plants are dependent on insects to pollinate and produce "fruit."


Red and delicious, watch out as these viney plants can start to take over!

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