Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Long Purple Eggplant

Eggplants are of multiple varieties, one among this is purple long eggplant. It was a real surprise when the first fruit appeared. Since the seed of eggplant looks the same, I was expecting a green long eggplant. After a week when the leaves started growing in size I could find small thorns along midrib. I thought this would be some kind of wild plant but then felt to wait till the fruit appears.

Seeds where sown on a smaller cup filled
with compost. Seeds started germinating
 in 3-4 days.

Germinated seedlings were taken out from the cup and transplanted to bigger container. Container is already filled with mixture of compost and soil.

 This snap was taken 15 days after germination. Because of heavy rain it was quite challenging to keep the plant to stay straight.

Planted 7 purple long eggplants.

With in 20 days from germination it started flowering.

First Fruit appeared in 25 days from germination.

Fruit grew in size and length. In approx it took 30 days for the first fruit to get harvested. Thanks to Nature. This time (batch) there is a tremendous difference in the fruit quality. Compost is the real solution and there by the soil mixture with compost processed in the container.

1 comment:

  1. My mother does roof top farming in Ambalamukku. She thinks the red ants (neeru) are the primary pest control. Thanks to your tips using garlic and tobacco, I will ask her to try those too.

    You have a beautiful site.




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