Plant Families

Here are some common crops by plant family:

BRASSICAS: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, radishes, kale, arugula

LEGUMES: beans, peas, peanuts

NIGHTSHADES: eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers

ALLIUMS: onions, garlic, shallots, chives, leeks

CARROT FAMILY: carrots, parsnips, celery, fennel, cilantro, parsley, dill

CUCURBITS: summer & winter squash, cucumbers, melons, pumpkin

GOOSEFOOT FAMILY: Swiss chard, spinach, beets

MISCELLANEOUS: fruit, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, basil, lettuce, endive, escarole, cress, artichoke, corn (which is actually a grain), asparagus, okra, chicory

This information will be helpful when you create your garden plan and utilize crop rotation.


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