I don't, as a rule, "name" my vegetables...I let the experts do that. For instance: "yellow pear tomato", "Supersweet 100's", "Cherokee Purple", "Jaune Flamme", "Globe Eggplant", "zucchini", etc.
This year, however, my chickens have played a dirty trick on me!
After meticulously planting my veggies and herbes, my hens tore through my beds and....no...they did NOT touch the new baby plantlings...instead, they ran willy-nilly through the garden, tearing the carefully placed I.D. tags from each plant and tearing, then tossing them around the yard. I am now left to discern, as each veggie begins to bear it's fruit, what on earth I planted!!!
A couple of weeks after planting, and my tomatoes seem to be taking on super-human proportions. Could it be that winters worth of chicken s**t I so carefully tossed on the snowy beds???
Lots of parsley, basil, sage, thyme, rosemary (yum) marjoram, dill and garlic chives.
It will be weeks before I will be seeing ripened veggies, but on Tuesday I get my first CSA pickup! Sure to be lots of baby greens, radishes, and perhaps somebaby carrots!
I'M PSYCHED (or psycho!!)
What's planted in YOUR gardens?