Aubergine story

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Sunday 28 June, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Growing aubergines has always been a bit of a hit n miss affair with us. Although I have to say, last year we finally seem to have cracked it. This year seems well on track; all things crossed! 

Rotating areas each year is apparently important for this crop – so we comply with that. Sweetcorn were here last summer, although they did absolutely nuffink last season. Here are our seedlings four weeks after planting out.

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That weird hail storm that struck in early May damaged many of the leaves.

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But these are hardy plants. Once they get established, there is little that troubles them, providing they get water every 4-7 days.

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One month later.

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A good sign was the bee activity around the flowers.

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And now we have the first aubergines; harvestable in 7-10 days.

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And a first this year, we also have round aubergines. They should grow to large grapefruit size; perfect for stuffing 🙂

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20 thoughts on “Aubergine story

  1. I have eggplant envy! Mine take forever to grow … must be a lot warmer over your way spike!

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  2. neihtn2012 says:

    Your eggplants look terrific! I wish mine were doing as well.

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  3. Rotated, check. Strong plants, check. Flowers, check. Bees, check. Tiny holes appearing in leaves, not pleased. Used commercial organic veggie dust. Fingers crossed. Suggestions?

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  4. lulu says:

    Good for you….I’m still working on being successful when it comes to aubergines! Lettuce I can do but I’m not so lucky when it comes to veggies.

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  5. dayphoto says:

    Looking good! Next tell us how your corn is doing. My sweet corn was sprayed and killed. Drift from the ditch company…sucks. I now have no sweet corn for the year. Since it was drift all we got was oh-sorry.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  6. ssgt leslie says:

    Wow amazing vegetables. Are the considered night shades?

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  7. Aubergine? Around here that’s an eggplant! Always wondered why they were called that. Thousands of American kids would probably eat them if they were called aubergines sounds so exotic.

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  8. W.H. SIM says:

    congratulations with the aubergines! I love ’em too but didn’t plant any this year … we have had (pretty much) no rain in Vancouver for the past two months!!

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