Rosa Bianca Eggplant

Rosa Bianca Eggplant is the best eggplant I have ever grown. It grows well in Florida. I didn’t know eggplant could taste  so good. I was expecting the opposite. It preserves well also when I peel, slice and store it in the refrigerator. It last up to several weeks. I found myself eating the slices uncooked and really enjoying it. Eggplants go well with tomato sauce and cheese, on top of pizza or just baked with a little olive oil and herbs. Their are two types of eggplants in the picture. The long one is a thai eggplant. The round ones are the Rosa Bianca Eggplants. The funny looking ones may be a crossbreed between the two.

San Marzano Tomato

San Marzano tomatoes are a determinate paste variety. I don’t find them to be very prolific in Florida. A mild taste. I’ll probably go with something else in the fall. They are smaller than they look in the picture.

Thai five star cucumber

Thai Five Star Cucumbers come from Thailand. They are good tasting and crisp, though not as crisp and prolific as the Chinese yellow cucumber. The leaves cucumber early to mold. One plant yielded 12 cucumbers. I will not give it a five star rating for Florida, but it will probably do well in hot less humid conditions.

Chinese Yellow Cucumber

Chinese yellow cucumbers are now my friends and family favorite cucumber. I’m not a cucumber fan. These cucumbers are different because of their crispness like that of an apple. It is sweet all the way through. It is also the most prolific and disease free cucumber I have ever grown in florida. Three plants gave us over 70 cucumbers. Amazing. We will definitely grow these next summer.

Quick Gardens is going to Video

I have created a Youtube channel for this blog so everyone can follow the garden project in a more interactive way. I am finding it is much easier to show the process in video than try to explain it in writing. Click here for the Quick GardensYoutube channel to keep updated on the latest helpful tips, the good and bad, my cat and the Give A Garden Project. I created this blog for all those who would like to grow there own food no matter where they are. Here is the first video that started it all. Click here to view more videos.

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After the freeze

Here are some pictures showing the damage a frost can have. Planting cold weather crops paid off. Only half the garden was damaged. The broccoli, carrots, onions, garlic, peas seemed to really enjoy the cold.

Update Vegetable Garden Video

Here is an updated video from late September. It’s really turned hot and muggy since this video. It must be an Indian Summer. The Garden is much larger now which you will see on the next video coming soon.

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