Grow many plants — or just one — for curry flavor

This undated photo shows a curry plant in New Paltz, N.Y. Real curry is a mix of many ingredients, but you can find "curry" flavor also in a single plant, the so-called curry plant. (Lee Reich via AP)

As a gardener, I consider anything I would reach for in a food store to be fair game to try to grow at home. That accounts for the kumquat, avocado and bay laurel trees at my kitchen window.