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Post  Chopper 9/21/2010, 3:59 am

Awhile ago I was bemoaning no production on my eggplant. Someone suggested that they are big feeders and drinkers. So I babied them a little with extra water and food. A couple days ago I found this:
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It is about the size of a gold ball so far. I planted this thing in APRIL! But I am hopeful that I will get an eggplant out of it yet.
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Post  camprn 9/21/2010, 6:04 am

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Post  ander217 9/21/2010, 12:48 pm

I'm happy for you, Chopper. Mine never produced a thing this year. Some years my basket runneth over. (I ask again, does anyone else see it snowing?)
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Post  ribarr4 9/21/2010, 11:18 pm

My eggplant was slow to produce this year. We got very little until 3 weeks ago and now it s going crazy. I think here in TN it was so much hotter than usual this year.
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Post  quiltbea 9/21/2010, 11:41 pm

I'm glad you finally got an eggplant. Mine, too, were slow.
In fact, today as I was pulling out spent plants to prepare the raised beds for winter, I found 2 white Gretel eggplant I'd missed earlier.
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I was thrilled with the surprise.
So don't give up hope. They were just realy slow this year for some reason.
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Post  plb 9/22/2010, 1:41 pm

Despite my low expectations, my eggplants have been massively productive, and I have been harvesting them for several weeks. I believe I have already harvested 6-8 large eggplants per plant, and I still have more that are almost ready. The varieties were Moneymaker and Brabentane.
They were in Mel's Mix, on a double depth bed, and I did give them a lot of water and fed them occasionally with comfrey tea to encourage fruiting. Initially I "helped" pollination with a brush, but then I saw that there were plenty of bees that seemed to love the eggplant flowers, so I left them to their care and it worked beautifully.
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