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 Marigold: used as decoration for altars during Dia de Muertos and are said to attract the souls of the dead. Medicinally, the leaves can be used for reducing inflammation and improving skin health. Best time to plant: Spring/ Summer.
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
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.