Do we make the blessing Shehechiyanu on vegetables? Is it permissible to make the blessing on fruits or vegetables that were grown in MY garden or on our "co-op" farm even if we have already eaten store bought varieties this year?
One may say Shehecheyanu when eating a vegetable the first time of the season if it ripens only at a certain time of year, the first time it is eaten that season. . Many vegetables are multi seasonal. If the vegetable is taken from storage, no shehecheyanu is said.
If you have eaten from another source you would not say a bracha just because it comes from your own garden.