Maybe you love to eat chocolates, but do you know how cacao looks like as it grows? How about a pineapple, a peanut, or a kiwi?
Home gardening is a fast growing trend, but people still buy their produce from grocery stores or at the market. They have no idea what these fruits and vegetables look like while growing from the ground.
Home gardening is becoming popular because more people are environmentally conscious, getting into sustainable living. This means plant diversity and permaculture are also becoming popular.
Here are some of your favourite fruits and vegetables while still sprouting from the ground, hanging on the tree, on the vine or on the bush:
Garbanzo beans or chickpeas
Cacao fruit takes five years to produce
Peanuts grow on vines close to the ground
Kiwis grow on vines
Avocados hanging on trees
Starfruits also known as carambola
Cinnamon is taken from the inner bark of the cinnamon tree
Vanilla hangs off a vine
Black pepper hangs on a vine
Almonds are the seeds of the almond tree
Persimmons hang off trees
Cruciferous Brussel sprouts