I garden at a community garden. I can handle all sorts of pests but the one that gets under my skin the most by far is the human pest. So I have decided that I am going to grow weird things that are hopefully delicious but at the same time off-putting. I want things that the majority of society won't recognize or mistake as an ornamental. One guy actually walked up to me telling me that he told his dad that his dad can walk into our community garden and have at it because it is a "community garden". Maybe they need to rename these gardens since we pay to rent the plot and work our butts off hoping to grow enough food to offset the costs and have food for the winter. I am a little angry as someone ran off with some of my garden items and fellow members told me their stories that they deal with every single year.
One variety I will grow is the green zebra tomato because it will be hard to tell when it is ripe. Are there any others? Maybe I should pick varieties that are hard workers so there is some left for me? Any cucurbits that are weird but delicious? I am thinking that for peppers, I can grow the uncommon sweet peppers and put them in the middle so they are dwarfed by the tomatoes. I am thinking that cucumbers are usually good about putting a lot of cucumbers out so I will just grow lots and hope they hide. I won't grow any melons unless they are weird looking. What about butternut squash replacement? I love BN but I am afraid they are too common. Could I ripen them at home? Thanks for any tips and for reading!