Monday, October 13, 2008

Next year's plan and a look back part 2

My eggplants didn't do so well this year, but that's not going to stop me from trying again. For my first attempt I went with the Bambino Hybrid. I grew 2 plants and both were super healthy. No pests or disease, lots of flowers and lots of little fruits. Unfortunately, and I don't know if it was something I did or didn't do, or if it was the environment or what, but I never got any of them to grow larger than 2 inches wide. There are only 2 things I can think of that could have been the problem; the container was not on a part of the roof that got enough sun or the container itself was not big enough for the plant to grow to its full size. Next year I'll try a different variety, a larger container and the sunniest spot on my roof.

Next year's peas will be covered with netting or something so that way I can actually eat some before the sparrows get them.

I would like to try to grow strawberries, but I'm concerned it would attract mice so that's a no go.

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