Every year I like to pick out new garden varieties to try out for the following season. It keeps gardening interesting and allows me to experience different vegetables and compare them to what I am already growing. For 2012, I chose 5 different plants that I picked based on productivity, uniqueness and compactness. You can read my original post here where I picked them - "One Way to Beat Garden Boredom."
So here were my picks with the garden packet photo on the left and my produce on the right...
|My small amount of beans are located in the right photo, bottom middle.|
|My Tumbling Toms got hit by late blight.|
5. Small Wonder Hybrid Squash:
Last but not least was this smaller variety of spaghetti squash. I grew it for its relatively compact vines but especially its smaller fruits. It was listed to be very productive. The result? This one gets an A+!! I have so many of these squash ranging in size from a softball to a small pumpkin. They taste great and they did very well in the garden. They held up well despite the fungal disease going on because of the wet weather and I have more than enough for winter. I loved these and am going to include them again for 2013! It was a rough year for many garden crops because of the weather and whatever made it through is definitely a keeper!
And that was the results of my 2013 Garden Trials. Overall, I was very happy with my newest additions and most of them will be making a comeback in 2014. It's great to keep a record of your garden plant varieties so you can make the best choices when it comes to planting time. It's hard to believe, but you don't always remember what plants grew the best in your garden.
What was your favorite garden plant for 2013?
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