What can I grow that I just can't buy?
September 11, 2007 7:16 PM Subscribe
I was wondering if I could get some suggestions on strange, tasty, and difficult to purchase food I can grow in my garden.
posted by fcain to home & garden (40 answers total) 47 users marked this as a favorite
I've been growing food in the garden for a few years now, and I'm really enjoying it. The problem is that it's the same old, regular stuff: green beans, lettuce, radishes, etc.
I was wondering if people had suggestions for unusual stuff I could try growing. Stuff I could mail order, or seek out and then grow that I've never tasted. Or it goes bad so quickly that I'd never be able to buy it in a store.
Let me give you an example. My landlord has a fig tree, which produces delicious figs for about 2 weeks of the year. They're so fragile and when they're ripe, they go bad in just a day or two, that I can't imagine how you could buy them in the store.
So what else could I grow?