Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

8 global crops for your edible garden

Goodbye, peas and carrots—try growing these unusual, and lesser-known, vegetables



Allium species

Origin: South and Central Asia; used in Afghan cuisine

Definition: Gandana (gahND-ah-nah) is a perennial leeklike crop with a unique sweetness that makes it an exciting alternative to leeks, chives, or onions.

Use: Hard to find but it’s great in the Afghan dish bolani, a large stuffed flatbread.

Grow it: Not easy, because of lack of sources in the United States. You might have luck finding the tops at your nearest Afghan market.


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