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Vegetable families

Vegetables are devided into nine major family groups which are important to know once your garden is established, to ensure correct 'crop rotation' and thus avoid the build-up of pests and diseases.

Beetroot family
Beetroot
Quinoa
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Spinach Beet

Potato family
Aubergine
Pepper
Potato
Tomato

Carrot family
Carrot
Celeriac
Celery
Fennel
Parsley
Parsnip

Onion family
Garlic
Leek
Onion
Shallot

Miscellaneous
Corn
Lambs Lettuce
Miners Lettuce
New Zealand Spinach
Purslane
Phacelia
Grazing Rye
Buckwheat

  

Marrow family
Cucumber
Courgette
Marrow
Melon
Pumpkin
Squash

Pea and Bean family
Alfalfa
Broad Bean
French Bean
Runner Bean
Clover
Fenugreek
Lupin
Pea
Tares
Trefoil

Daisy family
Chicory/Endive
Jerusalem Artichoke
Lettuce
Salsify
Scorzonera

Brassica family
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Calabrese
Cauliflower
Kale
Kohlrabi
Mustard
Oriental Brassicas
Radish
Swede
Turnip

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