What about Habanero chillies?
Who doesn't like it?
Yup, that's my broccoli crop. Steamed a bit too thoroughly a bit too early in the season. I feel slightly better about it now because a) I checked the seed packet and I am still just in the sowing season so I have replanted. And b)? well, this is kind of horrible and I really aren't taking comfort in someone else's misfortune but you see, the woman who makes tomato sauce with A and I every year runs a vegetable seedling company (she grows seedlings on consignment for customers. As in I'll have 2000 tomatoes and 1200 cucumbers please) and she lets A and I pick over the leggy, bolted and left over seedlings. It's a win win situation as she really loves her seedlings and hates throwing out the leftovers but can't possibly grow everything and we are cheapskates.
Well, we went down to check out what she had this year and there were no eggplants. None. This year's must have veg and she's sold out?
She sauna-ed them. Hundreds of them. She looked like she was going to cry. She not only can't fill her orders (too late to re-plant) but she has to buy seedlings for her garden. That must really hurt. We commiserated and cursed the sudden hot weather together. Only my small losses shrank into insignificance in the face of what she had lost. So, yeah, if even the professionals have these issues I feel less stupid about my oversight induced steam-slaughtering.
No less sad but less stupid.
That's a start, right?