Let's talk about starchy vegetables. I'm going to view this discussion as a flip side of the low carb vegetables page. If you're trying to stay away from carbohydrates, you'll want to stay away from vegetables that are high in starch.
Low carb enthusiasts will also want to stay away from vegetables that are high in sugar. You'll know these because they taste especially sweet, and that claim is associated with just about every new variety of vegetable that gets introduced each year.
Are vegetables high in starch really all that high in carbohydrates? Yes, carbohydrates are complex sugars, and starch is one of the ways that sugar is stored in a more complex form. Fiber is another, but it's much less digestible. That's why we have to cook fibrous vegetables, otherwise, we can't break down the fiber into something that we can assimilate.
If you're a fanatic about carb intake, stay away from the following vegetables. If you're trying to reduce your carb intake, just limit yourself to once or twice a week with these starchy vegetables.
Here they are alphabetically in all their glory:
So there is a partial list of starch laden vegetables that are naturally high in carbs. Since you're the one doing the vegetable gardening, it won't be hard to avoid them simply by not planting them, or just planting a few.
Here's a link if you're interested in low carb vegetables.
Done with Starchy Vegetables, take me back to List of Vegetables