It would appear that our rainy season is really over until next winter (which is not to say that it won’t rain at all between now and then, just that things will be more dry than wet). So, it seemed like a good time to document some recent developments in the Free-Ride garden.
Today, I’m presenting six photos from the garden for you to identify:
- Common name is fine — no need to provide the Linnaean binomial unless you really feel like it.
- No, I’m not asking you to identify these plants because I’ve forgotten what I’ve planted. (Not this time, anyway.)
- Your identifications will germinate (harden-off? compost?) in comment moderation until Monday night (9 PM PST, to be precise), so there’s no need to worry that your comment will spoil the fun for others who want to guess.
- If you have a favorite recipe that uses one or more of these mystery crops and you’d like to share, that would be awesome.
And now for the photos:
Mystery crop #1:
Mystery crop #2:
Mystery crop #3:
Mystery crop #4:
Mystery crop #5:
Mystery crop #6:
Good luck, home botanists!
UPDATE: Some very good identifications, but some of these crops seem to be more challenging to identify than others.
In case it helps, here’s a clue: In terms of the climate zones in the Sunset Western Garden Book, I think we’re about 16 (“Central and Northern California Coast Thermal Belts”).