The aubergine / eggplant grown from seed are doing nicely and are now starting to flower. This is my first year growing aubergine as I always assumed they are more of a warm climate plant but I thought I'd give it a go. I have three plants and they are homed in my conservatory / sun room which also houses my eight tomato plants.
Variety: Aubergine (eggplant) Early Long Purple 3. Sown indoor from seed on 8 April 2012. Top three photos displayed taken 25 July.
It says on the seed pack they like cooler conditions once established but I'm hesitant to put them outside as most other plants I've put outside have suffered. I believe eggplant are self fertile so I have high hopes for lots of yummy fruits by Aug/Sept!
|The above photo was taken on 21 June - you can see how much the plants have grown in just over a month.|
On a different topic, I was asked to write an article on my blog for Culture Northern Ireland. If you'd like to read the article it's posted on their website or click here - The Art of Gardening
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