Native to Southern Asia, thsi powerhouse tropical tree packs a big nutritional punch. Full of protein, potassium, iron, calcium, vitamin A, and antioxidants, it makes for a great addition to any garden! Just pick some leaves and add them to your salad, smoothie, or steam them with your veggies.
Who doesn't like the fresh taste of lemon, minus the acidity of the fruit! Lemon balm is often used to make teas to calm the stomach and nerves, as well as be an essential oil for aromatherapy. It's also a delicious addition to many culinary creations. This perennial is easy to grow, super tasty, and attracts local honeybees to your garden.
Bean plants are super versatile, nutritious, low maintenance, and are usually fairly pest resistant on their own. Bush beans are named as such because they do not grow in a way that requires support to stay standing. Common bush beans include green beans, soybeans, peas, and wax beans.
Chock full of vitamin C, iron, calcium, beta-carotene, and antioxidants (kaempferol and quercetin, both of which have anti-inflammatory effects), kale is another amazing addition to any garden. Served steamed, in a salad, on a sandwich, or in a soup, kale is an easy way to add important fiber and nutrients to your diet.