Gretel Eggplant - 3 3/4 oz
Black Beauty Eggplant - 10 1/2 oz
Japanese Egplant - 3 3/8 oz
and some radishes, and the teeny, tiny carrot
Well...... I officially have 6 varieties of eggplant growing in the garden. And I am the only one who eats eggplant in the house! We had FairyTale, Japanese, Black Beauty and Gretel already in teh garden. Then I added "Pin Stripe" and I started growing from seed (in May) Thai Eggplant. The Thai eggplant really might be the slowest thing ever. I bought the seeds from Renee's Garden, and overall, I have been fairly unhappy with them. From Renee's Garden, I planted mini bell peppers, Thai Chili peppers and the Thai eggplant from seed.... and they have yet to get taller than 2 inches. Arg.
I didn't grow these, but on a recent trip to Henry's I happened to see some NM Hatch Chiles. And after reading High Desert Garden's post on the New Mexico Hatch Chile Festival I had to try some out. I've been meaning to make some Green Chile Stew and it seemed like a good time to try them out. I roasted these on the gas range and peeled/seeded/diced 3 to add to the stew. There was 1 pound total on the plate, and while the peeling etc wasn't caustic or difficult, it was time consuming. I can't even imagine going through a 40 pound bag of roasted chiles!
Here is the one radish I did manage to snag away from the kiddo and get pictured. See.... it is bigger than my carrot!
This was a terrible weekend, I had hoped that the Hubs and I could escape the virus the boys had, but nope. He got sick starting Thursday and I started on Friday. Somehow he is better and I am a wreck. Being up with the baby at night probably isn't helping me get any better. Saturday spent the majority of the day "watching" the baby in a prone position in the floor. Really hoping that he didn't need too much activity. Hubs changed every diaper and even fed the boys. I finally managed to feel slightly normal Sunday only to get worse Monday night and today.
Oh well, here's hoping tomorrow is better! Happy gardening all.