Penny’s Gardening Blog – identifying plants

This is a very short blog as support to any customers who have received a Veg Box to Grow and are having problems identifying the different plants. These pictures should help.

kohl rabi

kohl rabi

cabbage

cabbage

Rainbow Chard

Rainbow Chard

mustard

mustard

beetroot

beetroot

lettuce

lettuce

spring onions

spring onions

parsley

parsley

coriander

coriander

rocket

rocket

tomato

tomato

courgette

courgette

Unfortunately I couldn’t find a cucumber plant to photograph and they do look very similar to courgette but… the cucumber was sent out in a pot and the courgettes were a block.

The italian parsley also may get confused with the coriander but easily worked out by giving the leaves a gentle squeeze and having a good sniff. Coriander has a quite distinctive smell that’s quite different to the odour of parsley.

I hope this will be of use to those of you who are having problems and just to reassure you Riverford have taken on board that this is an issue and are working on finding a good solution for future boxes to grow.

5 responses to “Penny’s Gardening Blog – identifying plants

  1. Thanks Penny that’s v helpful. Apart from courgettes and a couple of beetroot the rest of the plants are doing well. I’ve posted some photos on my blog http://www.vegboxmonologues.co.uk

  2. wow, I wish I had space to grow those vegetables, they look nice and fresh.

  3. Wow Linda, you seem to be very organised, and I love how you’ve set up your little greenhouse with the wooden boxes.

  4. This is very helpful – really pleased with my veg & herb growing veg – now I may know what are what!!!! I grow some of mine in a veggie trug and a round wooden barrell – higher up, as we have a rabbit problem in our garden!!

  5. Linda Broadbent aka Slow Cook

    Happy to report that two out of three courgette plants are producing abundant supply of food including eating the flowers. More here including how to cook them …. http://vegboxmonologues.co.uk/domani/

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