Outdoor Eggplant 2011

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Planted out my gretel eggplant today, aged 7 weeks. It shares a growbox with aunt molly's ground cherry, and just seeded a zucchini. Which is maybe more than ought to go in one growbox, but... The zucchini will probably be cut down by end of July. And I've no idea how the ground cherry will do. It's not warm enough yet for an eggplant to set fruit, but it has some growing roots to do first, anyway.

  

Harvests:

early indoor/outdoor fairy tale: 59, first May 13 (13.5 weeks) - retired 7/21

gretel: 166, first July 3 (7 weeks from transplant)

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Beth - and you have such a

Beth - and you have such a shortage of Earthboxes!  I really envy you the space to put all those.

Now there's an idea. I could start mailing the eggplant away!

Probably best I just never plant one in a growbox again.

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Hi Gisette, If I lived
Hi Gisette, If I lived near ya, I'd take a few off your hands just about now. I must say the earthbox folks did send me replacement boxes for the ones that developed cracks. Doesn't make up for the crops I lost (eggplants, tomato and fall eggplants), but I'm satisfied with the customer service. Beth

 

 

 

 

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Exactly, Beth. I think I

Exactly, Beth. I think I shouldn't grow eggplant in the growboxes again... That or acquire a family of 8 to feed them to.

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Eggplant, the new zucchini...
Eggplant, the new zucchini... Lock your doors if you live near Gisette...

 

 

 

 

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Picked another 12 eggplant,

Picked another 12 eggplant, and it's not dead yet... And eggplant fruit grow fast...

24 week gretel eggplant, day after snowstorm - it yet lives

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Another week, another 20

Another week, another 20 eggplant. Devised a new recipe based on the wonderful roast vegetables experience. I'm thinking the plant will slow down now, with cooler temperatures. But - I've thought that before.

23 week gretel eggplant still going strong "pan-roasted" eggplant some of the October harvest

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Ooh. My next seven

Ooh. My next seven eggplant-to-get-rid-of went into roast veggies tonight (with 3 green peppers and 3 tomatoes and some of every surviving herb, lots of potatoes, shrooms, oil, garlic, onions, smoked paprika, pepperless Adobo...).

Eggplant carmelize wonderfully! I was surprised, quite the sweetest eggplant I've ever had.

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Thanks, Beth. I think there's

Thanks, Beth. I think there's at least another 20 on the way.

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Wow Gisette, impressive

Wow Gisette, impressive eggplant bounty for October!

 

 

 

 

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Another week, another 20

Another week, another 20 eggplant. I think last weekend's warm snap and the week's rain revived some fungus, but the plant's still going strong, flowering, setting more fruit. Ate them as Indian fried battered eggplant last night. Good, but only disposed of 4 eggplant.

22 week gretel eggplant still going strong some of the late harvest - gretel eggplant, a green costa rican pepper, 3 varieties of tomato

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