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Healthy soil for a good harvest

Healthy soil for a good harvest

There are more than a dozen Crop families. We have focused on a small selective list of crop families that are most common in kitchen gardens. Crop families are grouped by their common names and put the scientific name in parentheses.

Carrot or parsley family (Apiaceae): Carrot, celery, celeriac, chervil, coriander, dill, fennel, parsley, parsley root, parsnip

Sunflower family (Asteraceae): Artichoke, chicory, dandelion, endive, escarole, Jerusalem artichoke, lettuce, radicchio, tarragon

Mustard family (Brassicaceae): Arugula, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, cress, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, pak choi, radish, rutabaga, turnip, watercress

Goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae): Beetroot, orach, spinach, Swiss chard

Bean family (Fabaceae): Bean, pea, edamame, fava beans, alfalfa

Morning glory family (Convolvulaceae): Sweet potatoes

Squash or melon family (Cucurbitaceae): Cucumber, melon, pumpkin, summer squash, watermelon, winter squash, courgette, marrow

Bean family (Fabaceae): Alfalfa, bean, edamame, broad bean, pea

Grass family (Gramineae): Sweetcorn

Mint family (Lamiaceae): Basil, marjoram, all mint varieties, oregano, sage, rosemary, thyme, lavender

Onion family (Liliaceae): Asparagus, chives, garlic, leek, onion, spring onions, shallots

Mallow family (Malvaceae): Okra

Nightshade family (Solanaceae): Aubergine, pepper, potato, tomato, tomatillo (husk tomato)

Valerian family (Valerianaceae): Corn salad / mache.

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