Category Vegetable garden

Shiso: a bit of Asia on the plate
Vegetable garden

Shiso: a bit of Asia on the plate

Shiso in summary: Latin name: Perilla frutescens var. crispa Common name: Shiso, Nanking peril Family: Lamiaceae Type: Aromatic annual Height: 80 cm Planting distance: Every 40 cm Exposure: Sunny Soil: All types, humus and loose Plantation: April Harvest: July to October Shiso (pronounced "shisso") is an annual plant which has long been used for its aesthetic interest only.

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Vegetable garden

Baselle: a climbing annual with edible leaves

Baselle in summary: Latin name: Basella rubra Common name: Baselle, Malabar spinach Family: Basellaceae Type: Leaf vegetable Height: 1.50 m to 2 m Planting distance: 40 cm Exposure: Sunny Soil: Rich in humus and loose Planting: March-April Harvest: July to September Baselle is an annual climbing plant.
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Vegetable garden

Taro: an exotic plant with many advantages

Taro in summary: Latin name: Colocasia esculenta Common names: Taro, caribbean cabbage, madeira, songe, dachine, malanga Family: Araceae Types: Perennial, vegetable Height: 1 m to 1.50 m Planting distance: 50 cm Exposure: Sunny to half-shaded Soil: Non-limestone, loose and humus Plantation: March-April Harvest: December-January Taro, Madeira, Dream, Dachine, Malanga or Caribbean Cabbage; behind all these names, hides a tuberous perennial plant with many interests.
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