CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION A. BACKGROUND OFTHE STUDY The radish is an edible root vegetable of the Brassicaceae family that was domesticated in Europe in pre-Roman times. They are grown and consumed throughout the world. Radishes have numerous varieties, varying in size, color and duration of required cultivation time. There are some radishes that are grown for their seeds; oilseed radishes are grown, as the name implies, for oil production.
They produce cup-shaped yellowish, white, purple, violet, or red Anemone flowers. Among the most popular is the autumn-flowering Japanese Anemone (Anemone hupehensis). Yellow wood anemone (Anemone ranunculoides), also known as the Buttercup Anemone, is a similar plant with slightly smaller flowers of rich yellow coloring. In medicine, Anemone is used as a treatment for cramps, menstrual problems and emotional distress. Taking care of Anemones isn’t too difficult mainly just follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.
In the same species broccoli closely resembles cauliflower. Both plants‘ flower and stalk are used for food. The outstanding difference is color; cauliflower is white in color with light green leaves, whereas broccoli is dark green. Area of Origin and History Broccoli is native to the eastern Mediterranean and Asia Mira. It is known that it evolved from a cabbage from the ancient Etruscans, who were considered to be horticultural geniuses.
Another is the Haleakalā Silversword, which is a unique native plant that only blooms once in its life cycle, and it lives 15 to 50 years. Some of the invasive plants are the Ginger plant, Strawberry Guava, Asparagus Fern, and Bird of Paradise. These are just some of the many beautiful plants in Hawaii. The main water supply comes from rain, and we do have reservoirs. The main one is the Waihole Water supply from the mountain run off, and an important system for irrigation.
Many species are grown as ornamental plants while other species are widespread weeds. Most species grow in the Mediterranean and bordering regions of Europe and Asia as they do well in temperate regions. The number of genera and species in the southern hemisphere is rather small. Members of the family include Stellaria, Cerastium, Arenaria, Silene, Lychnis, Gypsophila and Saponaria. The most horticulturally valued member, however, would have to be
Broccoli Family Name: Cabbage family, also known as the Brassica Olaerace. Examples (common & scientific): family, which also includes arugula, cauliflower, collards, mustard greens, radishes, turnips and brussels sprouts Human History of culture & domestication: Broccoli was brought to England from Antwerp in the mid-18th century. Broccoli was first introduced to the United States by Italian immigrants but did not become widely known there until the 1920s.  Why is this important nutritionally: Broccoli is high in vitamin C, as well as dietary fiber; it also contains multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethaneand small amounts of selenium. Broccoli is also an excellent source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.
o Shallots, onions, garlic and aloe vera were used by the ancient Egyptians as important medicinal remedies. o Shallot or onion juice rubbed into the scalp is allegedly a remedy for baldness. It is also used as a cosmetic to get rid of freckles, as a cold remedy, for pain relief and as a mild diuretic. o The juice of the plant can be used as an insect repellent, as a rust preventative on metals and as a polish for copper and glass. o When the plant is growing it is said to repel insects and moles.
The romans also helped carry it throughout most of Europe from the Mediterranean. Mint is usually famous for its cool, airy taste. The Greeks believed that mint was “once the nymph Mentha. She angered Pluto’s wife Persephone, who turned her into this aromatic herb” (Deluxe). Later, mint was considered a sign of hospitality towards guests to have mint served with their food during a meal.
Starting with the trunk, the elm’s base with an average of a ten-foot girth can hold the strong elm up 70 to 115 feet in height. The bark features a unique blue-gray color that turns to a pepper gray as it ages almost as if it were an old man. The surface of the bark is also eye-catching with its thick, scattered ridges. The bark is decay-resistant when wet, meaning that it is unable to rot, savoring the elm’s beauty. Moving from the trunk to the robust branches, hardy arms hold up to thousands of waxy-coated green leaves.
Avocado an introduction The tree from which the commercial avocado fruit (technically a berry due to the fact it develops from a single ovary and has the seed embedded in the fruit), come from the avocado tree Persea americana Mill which originates from Central America. The avocado is a nutritious fruit high in lipids particularly mono unsaturated which may help lower levels of cholesterol. Avocados are sources of fibre and fairly high levels of protein. It is a good source of Vitamins A, B3, B5, C and E and of the mineral potassium. For a more detailed breakdown of avocados see appendix 1.