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I've been given some aubergine plants, no sign of a flower yet. I'm thinking these would be better as foliage plants in the garden rather than hoping for fruits. What do you think folks?
I think you are right. I read somewhere that aubergine seeds must be planted early to give them a long season if you want fruit. You might get a few blooms though as a late treat for the bees.
That reminds me - there's some aubergines languishing in the fridge waiting to be roasted for Baba ganoush ...................
There's a large one in my fridge Dove, Got it from sainsbury's
Thanks Peter, you've confirmed what I thought
This year I have grown some grafted aubergine plants and they have produced some gorgeous aubergines The plants i grew from seed are just producing now - I sowed the seeds in February
Pam LL x
That is really impressive LL
Lilylouise. I'm impressed too. How big are they, mine must have been dwart one at about 3 to 4 inches long
These are on a dinner plate - they were a very good size - I have picked 10 so far - the plants will only produce 4 or 5 each but it is worth it
2 of the aubergines have been a bit larger
Makes me wish I liked aubergines.
Re my post above, I read about aubergines on the GW website. Long season needed indeed.
Now someone help me please; don't aubergines keep the same skin colour all their life? So an unripe purple aubergine will be purple, a young white auby will be white, and so on.
Lilylouise your fruits are a good recommendation for grafted plants.
Wow, Lily, I'm very impressed! If mine turn out half as good, I'll be a happy bunny. Mine (grown from seed) are only just flowering and in a small plastic growhouse - I believe they like to be warm.
Nut - a snail keeps getting at mine (it goes on holiday - by air - if I see it ) so would dread to think what would happen to them in the garden!!