Vegetable Identification By Leaf

Vegetable identification by leaf is not easy, especially when the plants are young and have only a few leaves in sight...

Vegetable Plant Identification By Leaf

It is possible to identify a vegetable plant by the leaf.  The first two leaves of many vegetable seedlings are known as cotyledons (seed leaves)...

The Plant Category The Time Of The Year The Vegetable Is Growing The Leaf Size And Shape The Leaf Formation Use Considerations

Easy Vegetable Identification By Leaf

Vegetables come in a variety of categories. Some vegetables like broccoli, lettuces, carrots are all cool-season crops. These are planted early in the spring and can’t tolerate heat. Other crops, like pepper, tomatoes, beans, and corn, are warm-season crops. They grow in the heat of summer until the fall frost kills them...

The Plant Category

The Time Of The Year The Vegetable Is Growing

In temperate zones, early crops are planted in late  March or early April.  This includes leafy greens like lettuce, kale, swiss chard, and spinach...

This is another way to identify your vegetable. All the vegetables in the cucurbit family have round large leaves. For example, cucumbers and cantaloupe have leaves that are 3 to 4 inches across. Pumpkins and squash leaves can grow up to 6 to 10 inches wide. Beans, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers have leaves that are 2 to 3 inches wide.

The Leaf Size And Shape

All leaves have different formations that could help you identify the vegetables with ease. For example, fruit-forming vegetables like peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and beans provide a central stem like a shrub with lateral branches forming from the main stem...

The Leaf Formation

Vegetable Identification By Leaf

If you get confused with the help we have shared above; it is important to look up some images online for the young shoots of different plants.  If they are too tough to tell apart, you can use a vegetable identifier app that you can download on your phone to identify your vegetables easily.