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Chilli is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, and members of the Solanaceae family. There are many varieties of chilli plants, some of which are the hottest peppers known. They can be herbaceous or shrub-like but are branching with green-brown stems and simple oval leaves. The plants produces flowers with five petals, usually white in colour. They are found mostly in Britain, Australia, South Africa, India and other Asian countries.
Brussels sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable, which means they are closely related to broccoli, cabbage, etc. They are a long-season growing crop, with time from plant to harvest taking around 6 months for best results. However, its health benefits are worth it. They are extremely high in fibre, protein, and have been shown to significantly lower cholesterol levels. Now to grow this diet starter of a plant, let’s see its main features.
The cabbage is a plant which is closely related to the cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and other cole crops. This plant is prepared in a variety of forms across various cuisines. It is rich in vitamins C and K, and dietary fibre. Over half of the cabbage produced in the world comes from China, as it is a very popular vegetable used in their cuisine. Let’s take a look at this vegetable’s main features.
The brinjal, which is commonly known as the eggplant or aubergine in the western world, is closely related to tomatoes and potatoes as it lies in the same Solanum family. It is a staple part of many cuisines all over the world, and used in many popular dishes, with one of the more famous ones (thanks to Disney) being ratatouille. Growing brinjal is easy - read on to find out how.
Celery is a crunchy, watery vegetable that is extremely healthy for the human body, due to high vitamin content, and its seeds are used in homeopathic medicine to treat a wide array of diseases. However, as they say, there is no gain without pain, and this plant is quite difficult to grow and propagate. It takes a lot of time and effort, and proper care and maintenance to pull off a successful celery harvest. The seed must be planted and germinated indoors before moving the crop outside. Once harvested though, it will definitely be quite an achievement. Before we look at how to get there, let’s see some of the basic features of the plant.
You don't need a green thumb to grow a bounty of fresh vegetables right in your backyard or balcony. Whether you're a gardening novice or just want to start a vegetable garden with the least amount of time and effort, here are the top-10 easy to grow vegetables to give you a jump-start to grow delicious, fresh and inexpensive vegetables and fruits in your own backyard.
In North India, carrots are mainly known for the sweet delicacy, ‘Gajar Halwa’, but when carrots were first cultivated, it was for their leaves rather than their roots. However nowadays, with the numerous health benefits associated with the root part, it is the main part which is consumed. They are said to improve vision, promote healthier skin, slow down the aging of cells, and even prevent cancer. Carrots are one of the most produced vegetables in the world, with almost 50% of the production coming from China. Let’s take a look at this worldwide plant’s main features.
The cucumber is a plant whose fruits are usually consumed fresh, and used primarily in salads. Its crunchy texture and water content make it an ideal addition to any salad. It is also one of the few vegetables which is said to have parthenocarpic varieties, which means that they can give fruit without pollination. They are actually more than 90% water, but are also high in vitamin K and potassium, along with low calorie and fat content. Let’s take a look at some of its main features.
The drumstick is the fruit of the Moringa oleifera tree, which is native to northern India. It is a very versatile plant, with many applications, outside of cuisine such as herbal washing, water purification, etc. The nutritional benefits of the plant and its leaves are widespread, as it is extremely high in protein, vitamin A,B1,C along with high content of calcium, and iron. It is usually cultivated on a large scale, but it is also grown individually in some cases. Let’s see some of this tree’s main features.