My Signature for the last few years was "just spinning wheels," but after our PDC at Pauls Place this summer I feel like we are finally catching traction. Hope to be threading some more. got a roof on our house, swales dug, and finally starting to work on our plan in more details.
The peter pepper, Capsicum annuum var. annuum, is an heirloom chili pepper that is best known for its unusual shape. It is a type of Capsicum annuum, though it is not officially recognized as a cultivar of the species. It occurs in red and yellow varieties. The pepper is considered very rare, and its origin is unknown
Amazon/ebay seem to be full of fake plant listings, either listings for plants that don't exist or listing plants under the wrong name. There are dozens of Amazon listings that say they're for aloe vera but show a pic of spiral aloe or some other decorative one instead. It's not a big deal to get spiral aloe instead of aloe vera if you're just growing it as a houseplant, but lots of people use it medicinally and some people even juice and drink it. Not great things to be doing with what is effectively a random houseplant. I reported a bunch of them but I guess Amazon won't care until someone gets hurt from using a mislabelled plant.
"Rainbow roses" are another common scam. Rainbow roses IRL are white roses that have had their stems split and put in different-colored water. Rainbow roses in online seed listings are just random seeds with photoshopped pictures.
It would be neat if there was a listing somewhere of plants that actually did come in interesting colors/shapes. I've grown pineberries, black raspberries, watermelon radishes, lemon cukes and probably some others that I'm forgetting. I know there are lots more that I haven't tried. Tomatoes, carrots, beans and corn all come in tons of colors and I know white raspberries, gold raspberries and white eggplant (they look like EGGS!). I'm sure a lot of this stuff is lower-yield than the plain versions, but I think the novelty value can help keep newbies excited about the process of learning to grow different fruits and veg.
When people don’t understand what you are doing they call you crazy. But this tiny ad just doesn't care:
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