Friday, January 13, 2012
2011 Brasiccas, Herbs, Pepper and Eggplant Reviews
Toscano Kale - I was really pleased with the growth, size and flavor of the Kale. Next year I just need to put row cover over them so that I can enjoy them before the cabbage moth caterpillars do too.
Bouquet Dill - This was my first experience growing dill. It took longer than I anticipated for it to germinate and get growing but once it did they were quite large, hardy and the flavor was wonderful.
Barbecue Rosemary - I won't start picking my rosemary until it has a good amount of growth going on, so I felt like I was waiting forever before I could start picking and still be left with a healthy plant. But by the end of the season my rosemary was huge. The flavor was wonderful but I felt the leaves were more tender to the cold than other varieties I have grown.
Red Beauty Red Pepper - I gave the pepper the sunniest, warmest spot in the entire garden. I ended up with one green pepper by the end of the season. I don't think I get enough sun to grow really great peppers. I was thinking I might have better success next year trying them in a pot or I might give up all together on peppers.
Classic Eggplant - This plant was the workhorse of the garden this year. We were supplied with an abundance of deep purple, glossy fruit. I was absolutely thrilled with the harvest and quality of this plant.