What food that can be grown is the most beneficial to grow? Is there one that can be used in the most meals? I am trying to plan next years garden and want to grow the foods that can be used the most.
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This is a great concept. I love the idea of having each plant help each other and it sounds like this way of growing is a space saver. Sadly no one in my house eats squash. Maybe there's another substitute.
Summer squash doesn't last that long, which is the kind I grow. If you are talking about winter squash, then yeah, it can last a few months.
Have you ever cheated and used the oven or dehydrator instead of the sun, to make sun-dried tomatoes? That sounds like a good idea. I've never had sun-dried tomatoes, but was wondering if the oven would work just as well.
yes you can. I use a dehydrator also. I actually have a hub on 3 different ways to do it if you want to check it out.
Tomatoes and potatoes mentioned again. I'll have to go check out your page. Thanks.
Great points. My tomatoes always get lots of use. I would love okra, the rest of my family, not so much. Potatoes are a really good idea too! Thanks.
Yeah, you can even bread & fry green or half-ripe tomatoes, if you like. I know okra grows like weeds around here (southeast US). It can be breaded and fried, boiled, etc., and some people even put it in soups.
I have got to try the okra for me. I love fried okra and if it grows easily (I'm in southern US too) it might be worth me growing even if I am the only one to eat it.
My wife and I have grown okra the last two years and it's very fast-growing and simple. There are some Asian dishes that it can be used in that are great as well.