Posted by Skud in Growstuff Feedback & Support on 2013-03-19 13:15:40 UTC and edited at 2013-03-30 00:03:09 UTCPermalink
Got a crop that you want to plant, but it's not on the list? Request it here!
A note on non-edible crops: Growstuff is all about edible/food gardening, so our crops database focuses on things that are edible/have culinary uses. For now, we will only be adding edible crops. In future, we hope to allow members to select "other" in the planting form, and specify a plant that's not in the database. This will allow you to track things like your houseplants in Growstuff without them being an official part of our crop database.
blueberry kumara rhubarb
Silverbeet is the same as chard, so you might want to just add it under that for now (international names are on the way!) Ditto kumara/sweet potato if Google and Wikipedia are informing me correctly.
Rhubarb's there already. Blueberry... I'm amazed we don't have it, but we don't, so we'll get on that ASAP!
Spider plants! Rabbit foot fern/Davallia fejeensis
(I am creating a "garden" for my indoor container plants. I hope this is okay?!)
ribbonknight: for now, we're just doing food crops. In future, we hope to be able to support user-added unofficial/other crops (this would also include varieties like "nanna's tomatoes from the old house"), but we're not there yet.
I don't know if you want to split out the various hot peppers (I saw cayenne and habanero on the crop list though) but if so: jalapeno, serrano, pequin/piquin
@inkstone: we do, but we might wait until we have crop varieties implemented -- we're planning to make a hierarchy of them, which will be great for this use.
@skud - That would be great. Tomatoes are another one that'd be great for.
Oh, there are so many! Beans, squashes, lettuce, potatoes, even varieties of mint. I can't wait to get the full variety of what we grow into our database here.
FYI, all requests up the the current point (apart from non-edible ones, international variations, and varieties of existing crops which we'll deal with when we have crop hierarchies) have been added.
These are the new crops:
Thanks for your suggestions, and keep them coming!
Things I might plant this year that have uses in the "medicinal herb" category (um and dyeing...) more than the "make a meal" category:
I also don't see squash in the crop list.
Winter savoury (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_savory)
@maco: we were discussing this on IRC last night and while we haven't settled completely on what the guidelines will be, we probably won't list anything that Wikipedia or similar resources online don't describe as edible. We're not really setting ourselves up to be a medicinal herb database (though obviously many herbs that are culinary do also have medicinal uses), so anything like that (I'm thinking eg. foxglove/digitalis which has medicinal uses but which you wouldn't chow down on for a snack) and plants useful for other purposes (dyes, insect repellants, etc) are the sort of thing that we'd want to let people include as "other" and fill in the details for their own plantings, but not necessarily have as part of the official crop database.
Of the crops you mention, the following are what I'd call edible crops:
The only one I can't find edible uses for is madder. I think that's one we'd have to treat as unofficial.
ETA: and you're quite right that squash is missing. What were we thinking!?
Further ETA: oops, calendula is "pot marigold" -- fixed above. Also Mexican Marigold (Tagetes lucida) is used as a culinary herb, often called Mexican tarragon.
@jinty: Good one! We'll definitely add that.
ETA: actually, we do already have it: winter savory
This list crosses the edible/non-edible line in many ways, but all of these plants are used by food gardeners who are increasingly borrowing techniques from agriculture. The two most common cover crops/green manures grown around here, oats and buckwheat, are already on the list because they are edible by humans, but are almost always grown for other purposes.
Green Manure/Forage Crops/Nurse Crops/Cover Crops grown in the temperate regions of Canada and available to gardeners (things I didn't see on the current crop list, not a definitive list, aka names taken from Wikipedia for the most part):
Lolium multiflorum - aka Annual Ryegrass, Italian Ryegrass, (not Lolium rigidum the Australian rygrass species seen as a weed)
Trifolium repens - aka White Clover, Dutch Clover
Trifolium pratense - aka Red Clover
Trifolium incarnatum - aka Crimson Clover, Italian Clover
Vicia villosa - aka Hairy Vetch, Fodder Vetch, Winter Vetch
Vigna unguiculata (subspecies unguiculata) - aka Cowpea, Black-eyed Pea, Field Pea (you have another subspecies as yardlong bean)
Sinapis alba (also known as Brassica alba and Brassica hirta) - aka White Mustard (similar to Mustard - Brassica juncea, but sold as a nitrogen fixer not a food crop.)
@carene: Yeah, I've been thinking about those sorts of crops a lot lately. The problem is, it's hard to tell where to draw the line with "helper" plants. For now I think they still count as "other"/non-edible, but stay tuned, because if we change our minds about how we're doing this, I will bet that green manures etc. will be central to the discussion.
Quick one... after telling @shiny upthread that silverbeet was the same as chard, I just discovered we don't even have chard! /o\
I was just going to ask for chard/silverbeet!
I'm also planting rapa da foglia senza testa, a rootless turnip grown for the leaves. I've put it in my garden under 'turnip' but it felt a bit wrong to do so. The brassicas are super difficult to categorise though, so no dramas to leave it out if it's too complicated (or wait till we have hierarchical categories).
@Meg: looks like the most common English name is "leaf turnip". We also have a plan to add international names for everything, which would be handy for stuff like this, so you can search it by whatever name you know it by -- type "turnip" or "rapa" or whatever and it'll start to suggest likely matches. Anyway, I agree that brassicas are Hard with a capital H, and that this one should probably wait for hierarchical crops.
Also, assuming you're the Meg I think you are (you're from Melbourne and you're planting awesome things, so it's likely), I just planted some of the kale and spinach and other stuff you gave me late last year -- thanks!
This is indeed me. The site is looking fantastic - congratulations!
Glad to hear that the seeds are getting used. If you spot anything else I plant that you're interested in, let me know and I can drop or post some to you. I've got a couple of little nasturtiums from your seeds too, so thanks in return for those!
More crops added! Should be up to date with the comments above.
Hops! I have some growing up the side of my shed right now. No cones yet though, expecting a crop next Summer.
Chilli/Chile/Chili peppers and sweet peppers too.
@shermozle: ooh, good one! I was just thinking about it the other day when I was watching a TV show that involved some, but I forgot to add it here. Also, hi! welcome! good to see you here!
ETA: peppers are listed under, uh, peppers. Breaking them down into more detail will have to wait for hierarchical crops.
--gai lan --mo qua/fuzzy melon --jackfruit --Meyer lemon --sourgrass (this might be an Oxalis forkout when hierarchies get implemented, because both Oxalis stricta and Oxalis pes-caprae are common weeds, I mean food items, around here at least...)
Is fuzzy melon the same as winter melon? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_melon ... that's the closest I could find on wikipedia.
I thought Meyer lemon would need to wait for hierarchical crops, but it turns out it is taxonomically distinct from other lemons, so yup, that's a good one to add.
The most common name for sourgrass/oxalis seems to be "wood sorrel" so we'd probably add it under that, and add additional dialect names later.
You had chard though! It was under Swiss chard. It was chard on the dev site previously but it somehow changed from there to the live site...? Don't know if they should be merged?
@inkstone: d'oh, so we did. Oh well, it'll all shake out when we get hierarchical crops. Swiss chard (aka silverbeet) can be a sub-type of chard, alongside rainbow chard, perpetual spinach, and whatever else.
Nectarine? Or are you considering that covered under peach? WP says they're the same species, which I didn't know.
@oakandsage if they're the same species then that's probably why we haven't put nectarines in as yet. When we have hierarchical crops I suspect we'll nest it under peaches... weird as that seems in colloquial English language usage, it's probably the correct thing to do.
Yet another brassica (do I plant anything else??): upland cress, a.k.a. winter cress or land cress, species Barbarea verna.
Snowpea (Pisum sativum var. saccharatum), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_pea
Alright, I just added:
Thanks all for your suggestions, and keep them coming!
Personally, I'm not raising it for food, but some people do eat bamboo shoots.
I would like to see melon (either generic, or separate entries for watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, since I'm not real clear on the relationships).
Serviceberry, aka shadbush, pigeonberry, saskatoon, juneberry. Amelanchier spp and hybrids.
Snow peas is great but I'm also raising sugar snap peas. Which are another kind of pea, but they're definitely not the same thing as snow peas so I'm not sure if I should wait for varieties or not.
I'm missing daisy (it's definitely edible).
@hanhaiwen there are many different daisies, though, and not all are edible -- which do you mean? See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisy for a partial list.
It looks like Bellis Perennis, the European daisy, is used as a potherb, and Leucanthemum vulgare's seedpods can be used like capers, so we should probably add those two at least.
I don't know if these are hierarchical but I regularly grow a variety of hot and sweet peppers.
Cherry Bomb peppers (Capsicum annum); Corno di Toro, an heirloom Italian sweet pepper; Hungarian Wax hot pepper; Cubanelle aka Italian Roasting pepper (at least that's its nickname in my area), a mild chili pepper.
In the meantime I was going to add them to my gardens as generic 'pepper' and then define them in the notes, but I didn't see a generic 'pepper' choice in the list of crops. (I could easily be blind and have missed it.)
Would it be possible to add wild ginger and milkweed (very edible, especially the pickled pods!)?
Moringa (sometimes called drumstick tree) :-) Rosella (which I didn't think was the same as roselle, but I'm willing to be corrected, it's a hibiscus with edible calyxes, the one they preserve and put in cocktails). Asparagus pea (it's not asparagus, nor what we typically think of as a pea). Ruby saltbush. Wattle (edible seeds and gum, there are several varieties but just an Acacia or Wattle entry would work for now) Ice plant (related to but not the same as pigface, has edible leaves) Sorry to throw a bunch at you - I'm experimenting with a lot of unusual and uncommon edible plants while working out what's heat hardy and likes long hot summers (which is almost no "typical" English vegetables :-) )
Murnong daisy please!
@sjkasabi, @tiki19: excellent suggestions! we'll add them shortly.
Silverbeet, please! (I've said it's rainbow chard, but it isn't really.)
@trishf42: We really need to get those international names working, and this is why :) Use swiss chard, which is what they call silverbeet in the US. There's also a generic chard if you have some other variety.
Two more suggestions from other threads: goji berry and burdock.
Via @thatjohn on Twitter: lupin, which has a number of culinary uses.
OK, I've just added:
I notice we're missing finger lime (just noticed a new member planting "lime" but actually meaning finger lime, which is an Australian native).
Hello! I'd like to request rocket and spring onion.
@MsKat: for rocket, try "arugula" (that's the US name, which we use by default, I'm afraid).
Spring onions -- we don't actually have these! We should add them, though we'll probably use the more common US terminology "scallion". We'll let you know (in this thread) when it's done.
Hello! Can we please add 1. green onions 2. perilla (or shiso) 3. nectarine (tree) 4. midgen berry (australian native which has edible white berries) 5. chilli 6. capsicum
Could we add whatever plant was growing in the secret garden?
Hiya, Unless they're listed under a different name, please could you add redcurrant (ribes rubrum), and possibly whitecurrant (which, rather embarassingly, I forgot to check if it was already on the list before coming over here...)?
Love the site - fantastic idea, maybe I'll now be able to keep track of what I've sown when :-D
@dunia: capsicums and chillis are currently being added en masse (see this spreadsheet developed by our crop wrangler volunteers). Nectarine is the same species as peach, but should be added as a variety, yes. I'll also add perilla, midgen berry, and perilla/shiso.
@geeksdoitbetter: if you can find me a name and a wikipedia link, I'll consider it ;)
@Tiggothy: we don't have either, so I'll definitely add them. And thank you :)
Anything I've missed?
Doh. May I have pandanus. I have 2 screw pine pandanus. They are pandanus amaryllifolius aka chinese vanilla!
May I have naranjilla -- Solanum quitoense.
@dunia, @neotoma: sure thing! I've added "pandan" (the common name for pandanus) and naranjilla.
I've just started a water garden in a kind of pot pond, and have watercress and water chestnuts growing. Any chance of adding these to the database? I'm also hoping to have some water spinach (also known as kang kong) soon, just waiting for the seeds to sprout!
Can we have Pak Choi?
@ianturton it's in there already as bok choy :)
@broderick I've added watercress, water chestnut and for good measure water caltrop which was linked from the water chestnut page on Wikipedia and has edible seeds. Things you learn!
Cos (Romaine) Lettuce Black eyed pea (black eyed bean, cow pea)
Sugar snappeas, please.
I'd like to request kiwi and hazelnut/filberts, please :)
Hey, Could you please add Siam Chillies to the list.
May I also recommend following a "family -> genus -> species" naming convention so that way you go to a chilli/pepper section first, then find your type from that section. It may also help with any database changes that need to be done in the future if the list grows substantially.
Butterbeans, Spring Onions. :)
Kiwifruit (tree) / Chinese Gooseberry
Good King Henry (edible perennial).
The following have been added:
@gotica, at present we are only adding crops that have a page in Wikipedia (we're basically outsourcing a bunch of our research to them) and I can't find a page for Siam chillis. Are you thinking of Thai birds eye chilli? We have them. We do not use a fixed family-genus-species structure because things are not quite as neat and tidy as that, but we do have a hierarchical structure which you can see at http://growstuff.org/crops/hierarchy (and you can see children of the chilli pepper family under http://growstuff.org/crops/capsicum)
@CaravanChild Spring onions are listed as "welsh onions" (yes we know this is weird, alternate names are something that needs to happen soon, but the term "spring onion" is unclear because it's used differently in different parts of the world!) Also, butter beans may be a type of runner bean or a different name for lima bean, both of which we have -- which were you thinking of?
I'd like to request the following crops:
Oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)
Wine cap mushroom (Stropharia rugoso-annulata)
Beech mushroom (Hypsizygus tessulatus)
Lion's mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus)
King oyster mushroom (Pleurotus eryngii)
Phoenix oyster mushroom (Pleurotus pulmonarius)
Blue oyster mushroom (Pleurotus columbinus)
Edit: I'm assuming spores/agar cultures count as "seeds", so I'll put down some more things I'd like to list even though I haven't actually grown them.
Golden oyster mushroom (Pleurotus citrinopileatus)
The Prince (Agaricus augustus)
Blushing morel (Morchella rufobrunnea)
Field blewit (Lepista saeva)
Enoki mushroom (Flammulina velutipes)
Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus gilbertsonii)
Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus)
Yellow morel (Morchella esculenta)
thiotimoline, those are great suggestions, but I think I had probably better have a chat with our crop wrangling team about it so we can set up the hierarchy of species/varieties/etc correctly. I'll get back to you soon :)
I've just planted some salad burnet. Would be great if you could add it to your database. Thanks!
and if there is a chance you could also add Myoga Ginger, I'd appreciate it :D
@emmavr72: salad burnet is in the db already
@Mordae: I've added myoga ginger
Hello, I'm new to this site. The Idea is fantastic so thank you very much for your work. Can you please add the Wine Cap mushroom, Stropharia rugosoannulata, to the database?
Theomuur: done! wine cap mushroom
Thanks Maco :)
Is there any chance of also adding Pineapple Sage (is fairly distinct from the other types), Oak (just because you can eat the acorns...eventually) and Ice Cream Bean (I think the Latin name is Indus Edulis or something similar). Many thanks again.
Deer tongue lettuce
(um, how specific do you want to get with all this? I can tell you all about the different varieties of lettuce I grow, and cucumbers as well)
@nein09 If you're interested, we'd love your help as a volunteer crop wrangler, to help us get all these things into our database.
At present we have a policy of only including crops that have their own wikipedia pages, which effectively outsources the effort of figuring out which ones are real/notable. However this falls down for lettuce because Wikipedia just has one page for all kinds of lettuce. They don't even have a page for iceberg lettuce! So we need to figure out what to do about that, and reconsider how we manage wikipedia links, determining notable varieties, etc.
If you're interested in taking part in this process, the crop wranglers have a discussion forum (brand new!) over at http://talk.growstuff.org/category/crop-wrangling, so go check it out :)
Cool, I'm in! I only know much about the lettuces that grow well at my house, so I'd love to put my head (har har) together with some other folks.
@Mordae I have added oak, pineapple sage and ice-cream bean.
Could Elephant Garlic (Allium ampeloprasum) be added, please? Not a 'true' garlic but a member of the leek family, despite appearances!
Should red onion be counted as an onion or could it be on its own?
Since there are several mint varietals already listed, could chocolate mint and spearmint be added?
Lotus, kurrajong... in fact since I specialize in rare and unusual veg and fruit from around the world I am finding it hard to put anything on my planting list. I think I might come back to use this site in a year and see if it suits me better.
@gardenlarder we have a volunteer crop wrangling team who add new crops -- if you specialise in rare ones we would love to get you involved! You can find out more at http://talk.growstuff.org/category/crop-wrangling
@MadGastronomer we have a spreadsheet full of mint varieties and other herbs in related families that we'll be uploading soon. Hang tight! Meanwhile, just plant it as mint and make a note in the description field.
@MiniGarden just plant it as onion and make a note in the description field.
@ceels just plant it as lemon and make a note in the description field.
@Mad_Martha I have added elephant garlic for you :)
It's telling me there are no 'broad beans' (vicia faba) - is that really right? Or is that just a (UK) regional name?
Could we please up Lemonade Tree :)
Could you please add "Walnut tree"?
@olav, we already have walnut. Doesn't that work for you?
Could you please add: 1 Sweet Pepper - California Wonder 2 Hot Pepper - Fuego F1 3 Tomato - Favorita F1 4 Tomato - Big Mama F1 5 Cucumber - Carmen F1
Maybe a PUT option for doing this in v1 API? ;-)
Hi @stuartbrown! At present we can only add crops which have their own Wikipedia page -- can you provide Wikipedia links for any of these? If not, just use the more general variety (eg. cucumber) and put the variety in the notes/description.
One of our developers, @tygriffin is working on an easier request new crops process, which may interest you. When we do get around to PUT actions via the API, this will definitely be part of it!
i am from Brazil and recently started to work on my mother's garden/house. We have some fruit trees
Could you please add these?
We also have a lot of flowers that I have to found the names and translate them =) One of them is the "Manjericão roxo", Ocimum pupuraceus, that do not have a wikipedia page yet =T Another is the "Lírio da paz", that has a wikipedia page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spathiphyllum_wallisii
Kind regards, Daniel
Hi @danielneis, and welcome! Great to have more growers from Brazil :)
I've added the following new crops: jabuticaba, Brazilian cherry aka Surinam cherry or cayenne cherry (in English), which is your "pitanga". Cerejeira seems to be what we call cherry in English so please just use that one.
FYI we're working on adding alternate names in multiple languages, so if you stick around we'd love your help adding names for things in Brazilian Portuguese. Then you'll be able to use "pitanga", "cereja", etc :)
thanks for the additions!
Are flowers allowed? My mother has a nice garden alongside the garage with beautiful Peace Lilys (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spearmint) =)
Kind regards, Daniel
@danielnela we're focused on edible crops, so if the flowers are edible, then yes! (Usually we use Wikipedia as a guide to this -- in the English wikipedia there is usually a section "uses" that tells you if it's edible.)
In the future we hope to allow people to plant "other" (non-edible) crops, which will be tracked in their own garden but not part of our overall crop database. We have an issue in our issue tracker for this: Plant/harvest "other" crops. However, nobody is working on it just yet.
greek basil - Ocimum obovatum http://www.seedaholic.com/basil-greek.html
Fish pepper; photo of packet: https://plus.google.com/photos?pid=6114251068480383842&oid=113240701315635831894 Genovese basil; photo of packet: https://plus.google.com/photos?pid=6114251100788711426&oid=113240701315635831894
Spring onions please! Also mangetout.
Can we get a generic 'hot pepper' for unknown or not yet added cultivars?
Also: Royal Black Hot Pepper Chinese Five-Color Hot Pepper Czechoslovakian Black Hot Pepper Sikana -- aka Sicana oderifera Cassabanana, Melocoton, Musk Cucumber Alpine strawberry -- aka Fragaria vesca woodland strawberry serviceberry -- aka Amelanchier spp juneberry, pigeonberry, shadbush, saskatoon *pepino melon -- aka Solanum muricatum pepino dulce, tree melon, melon pear
Will we ever be able to search for crops by their scientific names?
request to add: calendula
I'm new to this so not sure if this is how to go about this. I'm surprised at how many plants are not listed as "crops"... and I'm not finding "other" to be a usable entry for the crop field. I'm getting frustrated about joining this system when I can't even enter the first data field. ... can I volunteer to go through a seed catalog and hand enter a couple hundred? :D
Hi, can't see beetroot in your list and although you mentioned you have silverbeet it didn't come up in the suggestions.
@MarkSanders: try "beet" and "swiss chard". We're about to launch a thing that will search for alternate names, so hang tight :)
@McAuliflower: yes, we always love volunteer crop wranglers! At present we're focusing on crops in Wikipedia, and we do data entry via google spreadsheets. You can join us at http://talk.growstuff.org/c/crop-wrangling to help with this. Soon, we'll be releasing a new feature to let you request crops directly (rather than via this rather clunky discussion thread).
@neotoma: scientific names search is VERY close (a few days away I think). we'll also have a way for you to directly request crops, but as I mentioned above, we're focusing on ones that are in Wikipedia for now, so if any of your suggestions aren't then I'd suggest using a more general crop (eg. "strawberry" for "alpine strawberry") and putting the details in the description.
@Serene: added Genovese basil and other cultivars listed on Wikipedia's "list of basil cultivars" page for which individual articles exist. Fish pepper is not in Wikipedia though.
@cobi: however, Greek basil doesn't have a Wikipedia article :-/
@liedra: we have scallion, another name for spring onions. I'm not sure if you mean snow pea or snap pea, but either way, we've got mangetout.
@neotoma: we have a generic Capsicum annuum. The only pepper in Capsicum annuum that isn't a hot pepper is the bell pepper. There are hot peppers in other species too, though, for instance the Scotch bonnet pepper is Capsicum chinense for which we also have a generic. So, for now, put it in as which species it is.
@neotoma: ok, I added Alpine strawbery and a whole pile of serviceberry varieties, which you can see listed on the Amelanchier page. Also added sweet pepino.
@McAuliflower: Calendula is listed under pot marigold
I just planted 'San Francisco Fog' tomatoes. They're apparently perfect for my area. I don't know that I need every varietal of Tomato listed, but a generic "Tomato" would be useful
I noticed a lot of the Asian herbs I grow are not listed. Today I needed kinh goi (Vietnamese balm), rau ram (Vietnamese coriander), and culantro/ngo gai. Perilla and shiso are already available, yay.
@ian: tomato does exist
I have recently planted Lonicera caerulea, (honeyberry, blue-berried honeysuckle, or sweetberry honeysuckle) but cannot find it in the drop down menu. Could it be added please ?
Also, is there an option for pre-existing plants (we've recently moved and some fruit trees and ribes pre-date our arrival) ?
@nodosa Here you go honeyberry
Regarding pre-existing plants: you can leave the planting date blank. That's how I handled the cherry trees in my front yard.
Italian Large Leaf Basil English Thyme Thai Siam Queen Basil Red Burgundy Okra Clemson Spinless Okra
I notice that some things have lots of sub-varieties in the database while other things just have the main category. For instance, there are multiple kinds of basil listed and one kind of okra. Not sure what the intent is. I just added additional info in the "tell us more" section. If you wanted to dramatically expand what's listed, you could have someone go through and enter everything from some of the major seed vendors (e.g., Seed Savers, Seeds of Change, Botanical Interests).
@evermorian we've discussed what the limits should be for what's in and what's out here: http://talk.growstuff.org/t/what-to-do-about-wikipedia-links-for-crops/64 Right now, the rule is "if it doesn't have its very own Wikipedia page, it's not noteworthy enough to exist in our database." Obviously, this is being too limiting. On the other hand, the seed vendors are country-specific. I think you've listed only US ones. (Seeds generally cannot be shipped internationally due to import/export agricultural restrictions...ie, invasive species are bad) And "that variety grandma bred to which nobody else has access" would be taking things really quite broad. We haven't hit upon what would be a good balance point for "widely available variety" yet.
@Jamethiel: that'd be arugula
Chi-Chien pepper (also known as Chi-Chien chilli)
@Syzygium: it doesn't have a Wikipedia page, so current policy says I can't add it. Use the generic pepper.
Chilli please (specifically Nigels Outdoors Green Chilli) but just a plain chilli heading would do
I would like Clover to be on the list.
cilantro and chocolate mint
@Theomuur: clover is edible?
@jcanilly: cilantro is under its other common name, coriander (in some parts of the world, the whole thing is coriander, in others the whole thing is cilantro, and in the US the seeds are coriander but the leaves are cilantro!)° Chocolate mint.... hmmm Wikipedia has a link for it on the disambiguation page, but then it goes to the cultivar list on the Mint page, not to a page of its own. I'm not sure where this falls with our rules
° soon we will be making it so that whether you search for cilantro or coriander, you get to the same place
Broad Bean But beans in general should have many different entries, one general entry for beans is a bit too vague
@Permiewantstolearn broad bean is also called fava bean. Search will start returning results by alternate names soon.
I'd like to request the addition of some Andean crops:
I would like to request:
@Tegan ok added oca mashua and olluco (there's a lot of names for that last one. at the moment olluco is primary, but soon search and i think crop-linking will work on any of them)
@Dragonfly: those particular varieties are uncommon enough not to have Wikipedia pages, so policy currently says I can't add them.
I'd like to request trailing nasturtium.
Hi, I would like to have "Kolrabi" added, thx
I'd like Oca (Oxalis Tuberosa) added please: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxalis_tuberosa
Actually it already exists as New Zealand yam: http://growstuff.org/crops/new-zealand-yam
Would it be possible to make the alternate names searchable too? I tried "Oxalis Tuberosa" & "Oca" before posting initially..
@Nibley_Leaves: we've already written the code to make alternative names searchable. We're just waiting for a good time (ie, when not many people are online) to roll it out so we don't interrupt too many people who are trying to use the site at the time.
@Ellen: there's an h in kohlrabi
I'd like to request the addition of gourds as a crop.
If you're doing tomatoes by variety, I'd like to add the ones I've just planted: Sub-Arctic Plenty Sungold (yellow/orange cherry) Red Alert (red cherry)
And if you're doing these by variety, also: lemon cucumber, yellow roma beans, and green roma beans.
Request: cinnamon tree
May I request: Jackfruit Locoweed Myrica Alder Tomcat Clover Feltleaf ceanothus Santa Lucia Lupine California Pea Shrub Tagasastes Schwerin's False Indigo Ash tree Immortality Vine Royal poinciana Fern Acacia Greg's Acacia Honey Mesquite Jecon
Request: yuzu tree
A ton of crops have already been listed but if you are still looking for new ideas, this place has a huge selection of heirloom and organic crops that you could browse through. For example, if you wanted to carry multiple varieties of lets say, rutabaga, then they have three different types! http://sustainableseedco.com/rutabega/ Hope this helped a little!