I would love to hear how other gardener's identify their plants. I mean varieties - I can tell the difference between swiss chard and a tomato - but what kind of tomato?!?
Every spring when I am starting plants from seed, I use plastic or wooden markers to keep track of what's what. This year, I planted four different types of sweet peppers to see which ones grew the best. But the plastic / wooden markers have all faded in the sun (or washed off with the rain) and now I don't know which is which.
I planted ancho peppers - I know those for sure. But I had three different varieties of red peppers ... Super Red Pimento, Ace Hybrid and a pack of some generic red peppers that I picked up last year. The ones in the main photo above are Super Red Pimento - but I only know that because I googled an image of them and they look the same.
As for these peppers below, no idea!!
Ah well, I don't suppose it matters. Now that I have the seeds, I'll grow them all again next year. But I really need a better system.
Check out Daphne's Dandelions to see what goodies home gardener's are harvesting this week. And here is the rest of mine ...
|Mixed bag ... I mean mixed basket|
|I have so many potatoes this year!!!|
|I got 4 cups of borlotti beans from 7 lbs|
|Amish Paste (I think :))|