I took an objective look at my pepper and eggplant starts and decided that their life's purpose would best be served by becoming compost. They have just been waiting too long for the garden to be productive.. I'm babying 70 tomato plants this year...I also closed my eyes and went to the compost with some of them.It was just too much to ask to have a whole garden of stressed,overgrown transplants ,so I ..Gasp!!..went to the co-op yesterday and actually bought new ones. They had just recieved a fresh shipment of healthy ones and I cringed and bought some.
I figured that I stood a better chance of having a harvest that way...I just won't save the seeds. Not that there's any use,being that they're ...Gasp again!!!...hybrids.
Lightning didn't strike and my computer hasn't crashed (yet)...I just figured that this was the only way of getting a harvest..and they looked healthy enough.One of the eggplants and two of the pepper varieties are OP,but I'm not going to isolate..don't have the heart.
Everything I ditched,I still have seeds for,so,like Joan,I'm just going to start fresh next season. At least I'll get some grub out of the veggie patch.