After my post of “nearly nearly” we have eaten the 1st 2.
But still 2 more than last year.
Not exactly a bumper crop but it is a result …….. of sorts.
There are a few more growing and the plants seem healthy and sturdy.
What I need to consider is whether or not to grow them again next year. are they worth the bother? Are they special enough in terms of wow taste factor to keep on growing? Or should I use the space in the greenhouse for something else, Bitter Gourds, Yard Long Green Beans, more herbs; you name it there are plenty of veggies I want to give a whirl.
Or maybe I need to consider what I could do better, how I could improve my crop, maybe even how to double it?! How to hand pollinate, check out other varieties that have a short growing season.
Cooking Notes ~
We ate them simply grilled alongside some courgettes and summer squash, with some homemade tomato sauce, a few basil leaves and some grated parmesan cheese, and of course a green salad.
Gardening Notes ~
Aubergine Long Purple