I never thought of Northern Ireland as having the right climate to grow eggplant / aubergine but I'm happy to report I'm getting fruits. The developing eggplant are tiny but hopefully they'll grow into a decent size (and better yet, be tasty).
Variety: Aubergine Early Long Purple 3 (Eggplant). Sown indoor from seed on 8 April 2012.
An article I read on the internet says to harvest when they reach their full size and are shiny. This makes me smile - when growing a plant for the first time, how do you know when it reaches its full size? I'm thinking I'll give them to Sept before harvesting. Any thoughts on this welcome!
|Above and Below: The fruits developing - quite a nice surprise this week.|
|Above and Below: The plants are kept in a sun room / conservatory in medium sized pots, and fed weekly with tomato feed.|
|Above: This photo shows the size of a plant approx 7 weeks ago. Photo taken on 21 June.|
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