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These 6 common vegetables are actually all the same plant
« on: May 12, 2019, 06:33:47 PM »

Not especially Earth Shattering information but I had no idea that all of these were from one plant!

Thought that I might not be the only one to find this interesting.  :shrug:


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You may never have heard of the plant Brassica Oleracea, but you've definitely eaten it.

Six vegetables you can find in any grocery store and which most people eat on a regular basis are actually all from this one plant. Over the last few thousand years, farmers have bred Brassica Oleracea into six "cultivars" that eventually became many of the vegetables we eat:





This one plant was selectively bred over hundreds of years to create dozens of wildly different vegetables. By selecting and breeding plants with bigger leaves, or larger buds, the different cultivars (also known as subspecies) were created.




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Re: These 6 common vegetables are actually all the same plant
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 08:23:56 PM »
Same plant? No.

Same plant species? Yes.
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Re: These 6 common vegetables are actually all the same plant
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 08:28:53 PM »
Is this a Democrat Plant thread?

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Re: These 6 common vegetables are actually all the same plant
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 09:07:23 PM »
Love all 6 vegetables.  Cruciferous and very good for us. As a child, I would get a Kolrabi from the garden and eat it raw. Very expensive now, in grocery stores.  It has the taste of a radish, but no BITE.  I also, cut out that center part of cabbage and eat it raw. No wonder I like it!  Same stuff!  INTERESTING....I did not know all of this. 

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Re: These 6 common vegetables are actually all the same plant
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 09:17:17 PM »
As a child, I would get a Kolrabi from the garden and eat it raw. Very expensive now, in grocery stores.  It has the taste of a radish, but no BITE.
They don't even sell kohlrabi in stores where I'm at... although you can grow them. I've grown a few in the garden the past couple years.

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Re: These 6 common vegetables are actually all the same plant
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 09:28:01 PM »
Brussels sprouts with lots of hot sauce are da bomb.
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Re: These 6 common vegetables are actually all the same plant
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 09:36:58 PM »
They don't even sell kohlrabi in stores where I'm at... although you can grow them. I've grown a few in the garden the past couple years.

Yes. it is hard to find.  I moved out of VEGAS and now, this small grocery store has mostly Mexican stuff. Peppers, cilantro..etc. 

I have very bad soil, but would love to have a garden. I heard you can take a tire, fill it with dirt, then plant.  As single, lady, a bit too much to handle.  Maybe later. In a new home...still organizing. 

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Re: These 6 common vegetables are actually all the same plant
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 09:52:19 PM »
Mustard greens, by a couple of names, are a common ingredient with oil,  for pasta topping in my wife's faamily.

Grew wild all over SoCal.
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Re: These 6 common vegetables are actually all the same plant
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2019, 10:33:57 PM »
Yes. it is hard to find.  I moved out of VEGAS and now, this small grocery store has mostly Mexican stuff. Peppers, cilantro..etc. 

I have very bad soil, but would love to have a garden. I heard you can take a tire, fill it with dirt, then plant.  As single, lady, a bit too much to handle.  Maybe later. In a new home...still organizing.
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If you have bad soil. a Square Foot Garden would be the way to go: https://squarefootgardening.org/2017/07/our-method/

Or small scale hydroponics: https://www.backwoodshome.com/an-introduction-to-small-scale-home-hydroponics/
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Re: These 6 common vegetables are actually all the same plant
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2019, 06:13:34 PM »
@LegalAmerican

If you have bad soil. a Square Foot Garden would be the way to go: https://squarefootgardening.org/2017/07/our-method/

Or small scale hydroponics: https://www.backwoodshome.com/an-introduction-to-small-scale-home-hydroponics/

Nice. I'll keep it in mind.  ^ 5

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Re: These 6 common vegetables are actually all the same plant
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 10:45:03 PM »
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When I was in the Navy my Mom was living in a trailer park. Her yard was small. I first helped her put in a compost pile. Started with a cube made with 4 pallets. And then another cube. She then had me make her a raised bed, square foot type garden. I built it out of 2x12's right next to the sidewalk and she put that compost she made to good use. She grew all kinds of vegetables in that garden.
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