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KayB
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Kay
Del City Oklahoma
USA
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Posted - Jun 02 2020 :  9:31:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have never grown eggplant before. A friend gave us some last year and we love it. I have been putting our garden in and would like to grown some. Any tips, please?



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Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
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Posted - Jun 03 2020 :  06:49:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've never attempted eggplant myself. Hope someone has some tips.

I just put okra in - a first for me. All I know is that they like warm weather.

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YellowRose
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Sara
Paris TX
USA
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Posted - Jun 03 2020 :  07:34:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kay I don't know what part of OK you are in but I'm in northeast Texas 30 miles south of the Red River. I grew eggplant for the first time last year. I transplanted plants from on-line nursery. They grew but not one made. I knew others in different areas of northeast TX who planted eggplants and they all failed. We all decided it was not a good year for eggplants.

Following info from Neil Sperry's Complete Guide to Texas Gardening 1982:

Eggplant grows best once the soil is warm. Loose garden soil containing a good portion of organic matter is best, as is a sunny location. Fertilize eggplant monthly with a high-phosphate garden fertilizer. Keep the plants well watered to prevent off-flavored fruit.


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Darlene
Kunkletown Pa
USA
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Posted - Jun 03 2020 :  12:54:42 PM  Show Profile  Send HealingTouch a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I live in NE Pennsylvania and never have luck with eggplant. I got so few, it isn't worth it. I didn't plant any this year. I hope someone can give some advice because eggplant is a favorite of mine!

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