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Friday, 28 July 2017

Aubergine?

One of this years failures are my aubergine plants.
I started off with 4 plants
and just have this
Vaguely an aubergine I suppose. Well it's the right colour.

Plan for next year...................bigger pots and further into the greenhouse, away from the door and draughts.

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Sue

25 comments:

  1. Are they all like that? Better luck next time. Im sure it wont go to waste regardless of shape.

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  2. Fortunately you aren't an EU member state Sue so you are allowed to use it whatever the shape and it doesn't have to be dumped.

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    1. Good because after we leave the EU there will only be chlorine washed aubergines on offer ;)

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  3. It looks like an interesting piece of sculpture ....!

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  4. Yuk - there are only two food items I draw the line at - Anchovies and Egg Plant (Aubergine) 😊

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    1. Anchovies = Ugh
      Aubergines = Good in a tomato pasta sauce

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  5. If you could grow more like that Sue you could possibly exploit a niche market for altered vegetables. It worked for purple sprouting brocolli and that purple cauliflower stuff, didn't it? Eilidh x

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  6. I had problems with growing the large black Italian type eggplant. We switched to the long skinny oriental types Orient Express (approx 58 days) for instance where Black Beauty takes approx 80 days.

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  7. oh dear. If it's any consolation, my tomatoes are rubbish, and no one round these parts looks as if they'll have a bean to their names either.

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    1. We've got some lovely mini plum toms - very tasty but not so many big ones that I want for chutney

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  8. I call that very successful. I've grown aubergines before, they'd get to the flower stage, look promising, then shrivel up to nothing. So in my opinion, you've done well! x

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    1. I used to grow enough to sell, so one seems a bit pathetic!

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  9. This is a candidate for John's funny vegetables for his Trelawnyd flower show.

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  10. I wonder if they have hybridised with an heirloom tomato?

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    1. It's the only one growing, other flowers didn't set

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  11. When you grow your own veg Sue, don't you have problems with insects eating it? I have tried to grow a few things in the past and this was what put me off continuing with it. How to you avoid this problem? thanks. Eilidh x

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  12. We thought we had bought regular eggplant starters, but when we got them home found out we bought patio eggplant starters. We are getting lots, but they are only 3" long!!

    God bless.

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