It's not often I run into a plant I can't identify. Especially an edible.
During our visit to the Slow Food Garden in Indianapolis, they challenged us to identify some of the unusual crops growing in this urban setting, no problem though, I know what okra and peanuts look like, even when they are growing with a backdrop of skyscrapers.
Funny, that later on in the trip, it would be a restaurant kitchen garden that would stump this garden blogger.
On our last evening in Cleveland we ate at the charming Lolita in the Tremont neighborhood, an offshoot of the popular restaurant, Lola. There by the patio grows a lovely potager with tomatoes, eggplant and lavender among other things. On the left hand side of this photo is the vegetable (perhaps fruit or herb) in question.
It has large leaves and a small green pod that resembles a small unripe tomato. I'm sure I could eventually ID this mystery plant. However I just returned from visiting my son's new school and still have two more kids and their accompanying crap to leave at schools across the country. I'm hurting for time.
Stay tuned for unexpectedly fascinating garden stories from Cleveland (who knew?) and the Garden Writers Association symposium in Indianapolis.
Meanwhile, what the heck is it???