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Teen Garden - Week Fourteen

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 12:10pm -- SKobos

Happy mid-August! 

In our garden we grew lots of various things. These included tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, summer squash, basil, kale, and bell peppers. From that list, you might think that we grew no fruits at all. But actually, most of those "veggies" are biologically classified as fruits! Fruits and vegetables are classified two different ways, from a culinary perspective and also biologically. In culinary terms, fruits are generally more sweet or sour, while vegetables usually have a more mild or savory taste. But biologically speaking, a fruit develops from the flower of a plant and usually contains seeds, while a vegetable can be any other part of the plant, like the root or stalk. So, biologically, these are actually all fruits:

  • Avocados
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplants
  • Olives
  • Pea pods
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkins
  • Tomatoes
  • Winter squash
  • Zucchini
Fruit or vegetable, eating a bunch each day helps keep you healthy! Find more information here. Happy growing!



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