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Old June 24, 2016   #16
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I have not noticed any dropped buds - and a very healthy local bumble bee population fertilizes all of my plants, thankfully.
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Old June 30, 2016   #17
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How are your fruits coming along?
My biggest is my barbarella. It has one about the size of a small beefsteak tomato.
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Old June 30, 2016   #18
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I have harvested 2 Ichiban - about 7" each - and roasted them. They were so good!

I have 2 Black Beauty about to emerge from the calyx, and 6 Ichiban about to emerge from the calyx, too. Tons of buds on the Black Beauty and Ichiban plants - as long as I keep watering and harvesting regularly, I should have eggplants all summer.
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Old June 30, 2016   #19
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I wish you had a pic of those 7-inchers! I believe you though.
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Old June 30, 2016   #20
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I wish you had a pic of those 7-inchers! I believe you though.
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Old June 30, 2016   #21
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forgot I had taken pics of those

here are some plants
left-1 black beauty from seed - just budding; about to bloom

Serrano seedling

right - Ichiban from which I harvested one of the fruits above; already has another setting; the two to the right have bloomed and have set fruit
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Old June 30, 2016   #22
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this is two black beauties on the left in a recycled bag - each have set a fruit and have a bunch of buds

a pink brandywine in the middle

Ichiban on the right - I harvested the largest fruit above from this plant; has fertilized blooms waiting to set fruit
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I wish my leaves looked that green. Some of the bottom are yellow and some leaves curl up. I added fertilizers today and watered them in.
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Old July 2, 2016   #24
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Espoma - Tomato Tone; plenty of water; and intense South Mississippi sun - it was 100 today with 70-80 percent humidity

everybody's skin is brown and hydrated - I love my state, but the citizens have been led astray by the monied gentry

anyway - we do grow some lovely produce
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Old July 3, 2016   #25
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here is my first trio of black beauty eggplants and the largest of batch two of Ichiban
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Old July 3, 2016   #26
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here is the Ichiban - my inability to name photo files on my phone makes for myltiple uploads for multiple pictures
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Old July 4, 2016   #27
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independence day eggplants
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are they knee-high?
(by the forth of july)
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Old July 6, 2016   #29
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at least - my eggplants are looking great
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(yeah that was a joke) (but if you could grow eggplant as tall as corn........)

my eggplants look "okay"
can't really go against the local climate...
here is the largest fruit on the Barbarella
if anyone has any suggestions on when to pick?

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