What we grow
Cilantro: Used in traditional medicine for hundreds of years. It is an excellent source of dietary fiber and also contains Vitamin A, C, and E. Best time to plant: Late Spring.
Mexican Mint Marigold: The Aztecs used the leaves as a flavoring in a traditional cocoa beverage: chocolatl. It is still used today in brewing anise-flavored teas. Best time to plant: During the fall or full sun.
Rosemary: In Mexico, the herb is used for limpias, or spiritual cleansings. It has also been known to enhance memory and boost the body’s immune system. Best time to plant: Perennial but Spring/Summer with full sun.
Mint: Known for its fresh, sweet aroma. In Spanish, mint is referred to as Yerba Buena or “good herb”. It contains a high amount of iron and vitamin A. Best time to plant: During the fall or full sun.
Kale: This superfood contains anti-oxidants that help lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation. Best time to plant: Early Spring or Fall
Eggplant: The name refers to how certain varieties of eggplant resemble white eggs. Eggplant is an excellent source of fiber and antioxidants. Best time to plant: late April to early May.
Green Onion/ Chive: Chives are an effective antioxidant and anti-histamine commonly used as a traditional cold treatment by chewing on the stems. Best time to plant: October to December.
Jalapeño: Named after the city of Xalapa, Veracruz where it was originally produced. Jalapeños are high in vitamin C and A, and Potassium. Best time to plant: mid-March to mid-July.
Mexican Petunia: This perennial plant grows well in dry or desert climates. It is invasive, as it can easily spread if left unkept. Best time to plant: Early Spring
Red Cabbage: This vegetable is an amazing source of Vitamin C and Potassium but low in calories, making it an excellent addition to any meal. Best time to plant: Early Spring.
Lemongrass: also known as “citronella grass.” This herb has a floral, lemony aroma that is used in herbal teas and aromatherapy. Best time to plant: Spring.
Oregano: can be used fresh or as a dry spice in cooking and for medicinal benefits. Oregano has four times more antioxidants than blueberries. Best time to plant: early to mid-summer for optimal heat.