joie de vivre here only intermittantly
Plants we’ve grown in the vegetable patch:
81. Green Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
82. Sweet Corn (Zea mays)
83. Sugar, snow, and snap peas (Pisum sativum) – each of these are varieties of the species
84. Beets (Beta vulgaris)
85. Carrots (Daucus carota)
86. Collards (Brassica oleracea)
87. Chard (Beta vulgaris) huh? Chard and Beets are the same species???!
87. Trying again: Spinach (Spinacia oleracea)
88. Potato (Solanum tuberosum)
89. Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
90. Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo)
91. Pumpkin (Cucurbita Pepo) ah heck, another one that is the same species! So, does that mean all the types of squash I’ve grown are all varieties of Cucurbita Pepo? Acorn squash is apparently also Cucurbita Pepo, and so are all these others I’ve grown: Delicata, Pattypan, Yellow crookneck squash, and Yellow summer squash. feh.
91. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
92. Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) quickly bolted, rather annoyingly
93. Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
94. Chili Pepper (Capsicum annuum)
95. Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum)
96. Radish (Raphanus sativus), which I read is part of the Brassicaceae family, like cabbage – I wonder how many different kinds of these are eaten all over the world? Which reminds me…
97. Broccoli (Brassica oleracea)
98. Basil (Ocimum basilicum) – apparently both Italian and Thai red basil are just varieties of the same species, but I’ve grown them both.
99. Common sage (Salvia officinalis)
100. Garden Strawberry (Fragaria ananassa)