"I never thought it could taste like that!"
While I didn't start gardening in order to improve the quality of food that I was eating, I think it's undeniable that all homegrown vegetables taste better than anything that's been shipped to the local supermarkets. It seems, in particular, that some modern commercial fruit and vegetable cultivars have traded taste for shipping durability.
What have you grown that's surprised you by tasting a thousand times better than its supermarket sibling?(and no, 'everything' is not an answer) Here are my top picks:
I couldn't believe just how superior my 'valiant' grapes are in taste to anything I can get in the supermarket; I had forgotten, with years of supermarket buying, that grapes actually have a 'grape' flavour.
I was amazed just how flavourful celery could be when I planted my first crop three years ago; now I grow it every year. Supermarket varieties are bland and stringy in comparison.
3. Sweet corn
It takes up too much space in my garden, but the taste of homegrown corn is incomparable.
4. Lettuce (leaf)
See celery. Whoever thought lettuce would actually taste like anything that you'd ever want to eat?