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.
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.