Here's my garden report for the year:
H Rainbow Heirloom Mix Tomato: C. Very pretty, but not great growers or tasters.
Royal Burgundy Purple Pod Bush Bean: A+. Very pretty, awesome grower, very yummy.
Ruby Queen Beet: A. Pretty, good grower, tasty. Nice and tender, and won me second place for my pickled beets at the Genesee Country Village and Museum Agricultural Society Fair.
H Nantes Or Coreless Carrot: B+. Pretty good in all three categories.
H Straight Eight Cucumber: C-. No luck with these. The (very) few we got weren't overly delicious.
H Long Island Mammoth Dill: A. Prolific grower, very flavorful and aromatic.
Catnip: A.Pretty, good grower, tasty.
Lavender Munstead: N/A My chickens made a dust bath there.
H Jungs Heritage Mesclun Mix: A+. Very pretty, awesome grower, very yummy.
H Ailsa Craig Exhibition Onion Seed: A+. Not special in the looks category, but get this: We planted them from seed in JUNE and got a lovely crop. ANd they taste GREAT!
Sugar Ann Snap Pea: A. Pretty, good grower, tasty.
H Sparkler Radish: A. Pretty, good grower, tasty. However, I won't grow radishes again, there is no way I will ever eat them again. AHHH! TOO MANY RADISHES!
H Early Golden Bantam (an heirloom variety corn): F. It was gross. Really- it tasted like, umm, something gross. And, I was really disappointed because it was my way of sticking it to the man by planting a corn that isn't a hybrid. That means I could save the seeds and not have to buy seeds EVERY YEAR like they expect me to. Anyway, next!
Bohemian Horseradish Sets: A. Average looks, great grower, tasty.
Heritage Everbearing Raspberry: DIED
Latham Summer Bearing Raspberry: DIED (Perhaps due to the black walnut trees nearby. They produce an evil chemical that kills some plants.)
(The H's stand for heirloom seed varieties.)
Would like to get from friends and neighbors next year:
Rhubarb, lemon balm, spearmint, chamomile.