When it comes to gardening, most people think of the common crops: tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots. But there are many unusual vegetables that you can grow in your garden.

1. Jerusalem artichoke 

Jerusalem artichoke

Jerusalem artichoke, nicknamed the "Jerusalem artichoke" by the British, has nothing to do with Jerusalem or the artichoke . Jerusalem artichoke, he is an earthen pear, is a close relative of the sunflower. It can be boiled, fried or mashedrich in fiber, vitamin C and potassium. Can be used as a natural sweetener for baking.

2. Yardlong beans 

Yardlong beans

Also known as Chinese long beans or asparagus beans , yardlong beans are very long beans that have a bumpier appearance compared to regular green beans. Rich in vitamins A and C. Beans can be of various shades: green, light green, dark purple and lavender.

3. Okra


Okra, belonging to the hibiscus family, isuhit is a fruit that is cooked like a vegetable. Okra has a sweet grassy taste and is rich in vitamins K and C. If the slippery texture is a concern, try a high heat method such as baking, grilling or frying. 

4. Malabar spinach

Malabar spinach

This leafy green is not related to spinach but is a tropical vine with thick, fleshy leaves. The leaves are used in salads, stir-fries and soups. Spinach is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A and C. It grows well in warm and humid climates and can be trained to climb a trellis or fence.

5. Cardone


A thistle-like plant is called the Spanish artichoke. Cardon has a mild nutty flavor. The tender stems can be blanched and eaten like asparagus, and the leaves can be cooked like spinach . It is high in fiber, potassium, and vitamins C and K.

6. shishito pepper

shishito pepper

Bright green pepper that turns red when ripe, but eaten unripe(when ripe, its skin coarsens). Shishito has a wide range  of spiciness : from 50 to 200 units on the Scoville scale. And only 1 out of 12 reaches the highest level.