Cooler evenings and a little rain have made the eggplants in my garden very happy. Now, what will make me happy is when I see them drooping with actually eggplants, ready to pick and grill!
I don’t see a lot of bees or other pollinators out there like I did a few months ago, so I am crossing my fingers. These plants were stared from seed in March and have managed to survive the summer in the garden, but haven’t produced any eggplants yet. They should start kicking into gear now (I hope!) I had one store bought eggplant plant that produced a few small eggplants earlier, but that one did not survive the heat of the summer.
The seeds are Florida High Bush from Seed Savers Exchange. I had also started some Rosa Bianca, and have one that has survived and barely pulled through the summer and is starting to leaf out again. I am not sure it will produce anything, but I will watch and wait to see how it does.