Update Dec 23: Now that it is all over for this year and the cycle ready to repeat it self. Final notes are:
- Nov 13: Final mowing of the lawn
- Oct 16: Picked the last chilies and wrapped the garden up for winter
Update Sep 15: I emptied the greenhouse today, except for the Chocolate Habanero, which isn’t ripe yet and may as well get some extra time to see if it ripens.
After a good long working day in the garden I see in the green house that fall is approaching, with several plans being cut down already now, either because there is no fruit left to ripen or because of beginning gray mold infection. Such is the cycle of the year, and so it is time to start capturing what went well, what can be done better and what we might not do at all next year.
All in all chilies have worked well, herbs were more than great (next year do more chive and parsley, less basil). Tomatoes a bit disappointing. I know I didn’t care as well for the plants this year as I usually do, but also I didn’t have the best varieties this year. The plants I bought from Gartneri Toftegaard did well as always.
- Toftegaards Sweet Crunch was a fine red cherry – too bad I accidentally broke the top and stopped growth.
- Toftegaards Gule cherry – one of the best performers this year
- Tomato Cavendish: Ripens too late (same as last year)
- Green grape: Bad growth, low yield (same as last year)
- Cucamelon: fun, but that’s it
- Cucumber – One plant is enough, since I get all the fruits at one time which is too many, but after that there is none.
- Rocoto chili: Probably placed badly, just one half-rotten fruit
- Chili Lemon Drop: Fine yield
- Chili Habanero: Fine yield too
- Chili Cayenne Long Slim: Not a good year, probably the plant suffered from being squeezed between other, larger plants. Lesson noted.
- Chili Jalapeno: Fine yield
- Chili Lombardo: OK yield, but at the end of day we are terrible at using these mild chilies.
- Chili Habanero Chocolate: Finally picked on Oct 16. OK ripe, but I didn’t get to use them before they went bad.