Tiny Gardener just blogged about her first eggplant, and I have to admit that I am a wee bit jealous. I didn't plant any this year, and come to think of it, I don't think I had any last year either.
I guess the Eggplant Dinner Disaster of 2011 is still too fresh in my mind.
But I really do like eggplant. Of course, battered & fried with a side of marinara sauce is my favorite way to chow down on them with Eggplant Parmesan coming in at a close second.
I kind'a begged Tiny Gardener to save me some seeds from her eggplant harvest since they are a Baker Creek heirloom variety. And it immediately got me to thinking that maybe we could do a little Seed Swap. And when I say "little", I mean that I have virtually nothing to swap. Which kind'a makes me feel a little guilty for wanting to set up a swap with no seeds to swap.
Except I still do have open packages of heirloom seeds as well as pits from my awesome peach tree (which I will do a post on next), and then that got me to thinking that I have other wild plants around the property that I can harvest seeds from. So I guess I DO have stuff to swap!
Since there are weird people who live "up North" and are still a ways away from actually harvesting ripe produce, this will give the rest of us time to get thinking and saving.
So next time you take a bite out of your super sweet 'n juicy tomato or crunch on a crispy green pepper right from the garden, do me a favor and spit some of those seeds out onto a paper towel and save 'em!