Beginner Eggplant Growers forum: Growing Black Beauties!

 
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ImageGymgirl
Feb 2, 2010 4:26 PM CST
Name: Linda
Zone 9a, Houston, Tx. (Hobby)
Godspeed & Good Harvest!
Post here for answers to growing these humongous eggplants!

And, here's a link to a great article about growing Eggplants.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/660/#discuss

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susandonb
Feb 3, 2010 1:30 PM CST
Name: Susan
that sure is a beauty! I grew them last year and was eatting eggplant for a loooong time.
ImageGymgirl
Feb 9, 2010 2:07 PM CST
Name: Linda
Zone 9a, Houston, Tx. (Hobby)
Godspeed & Good Harvest!
Sus,
Hey, girlie!

What're the links above for and how'd you put them there? Inquiring minds wanna know!!
susandonb
Feb 10, 2010 6:06 AM CST
Name: Susan
Those are for my other cubits. I think someone took some of them, I had more than that before?
Imagestephanietx
Feb 23, 2010 8:58 AM CST
Name: Stephanie
Fort Worth, TX (8a)
I think we're growing eggplant for the first time this year. I say "think" because I don't like eggplant and if I'm doing the planting, they won't get planted. LOL
ImageGymgirl
Feb 23, 2010 1:15 PM CST
Name: Linda
Zone 9a, Houston, Tx. (Hobby)
Godspeed & Good Harvest!
Aw, Steph, try 'em in some new recipes til you get to one you like! Drooling
susandonb
Feb 25, 2010 8:56 PM CST
Name: Susan
eggplant parmiagiana, enough said!! Thumbs up
Imagetaynors
Feb 26, 2010 7:23 AM CST
Hillbilly Heaven
love like you have never been hurt
Oh them is purdy Gymgirl
I got about 3 varietys
Rosa Bianca is one of them
Florida High Bush and Ping Tung
never had great luck .... actually i have never had any luck with eggplants LOL
so this is my 4 th year trying
with any luck ?
Life without garlic , just plain stinks !
ImageGymgirl
Feb 26, 2010 3:56 PM CST
Name: Linda
Zone 9a, Houston, Tx. (Hobby)
Godspeed & Good Harvest!
Taynors,
You're a supermodel!

Um, tomorrow I'm gonna start seeds for my eggplants. I have Prosperosa, Fl. High Bush, and a Chinese mystery eggplant a friend gave me seeds for.

Let's stay in touch on our eggplant progress, ok? I agree
Imagetaynors
Feb 26, 2010 4:49 PM CST
Hillbilly Heaven
love like you have never been hurt
Oh gosh *Blush*
my friends tease me about being stuck in the 80's big hair LOLLL i guess i am just an 80's kinda gal.
are your eggplants going into homemade earth boxes ? or raised beds ?
what is your eggplant in the pics up thar. a bucket ? that is a great idea
i do have raised beds and will try again.
last year i lost alot of stuff due to a wind storm came and blew my Cold Frame up and away Blinking
just like in Wizard of Oz . LOL thank goodness no scarecrow was found or a cowardly lion Whistling
Life without garlic , just plain stinks !
susandonb
Feb 26, 2010 5:27 PM CST
Name: Susan
Have either of you grown the oriental type before? I put them in my garden last year and they did not do very well. I gre Beauty's in some raised beds and they did great.
ImageGymgirl
Feb 27, 2010 4:40 PM CST
Name: Linda
Zone 9a, Houston, Tx. (Hobby)
Godspeed & Good Harvest!
That's the first eggplant I ever grew. Yes, it's growing in an eBucket. that operates on the same wicking principle as the EBs. I have three new varieties to try this season, as well as a Chinese mystery variety. As a matter of fact, I'm heading out to put these babies in some milk jugs, right now!

I'll post a pic when I finish!

Ciao!

Linda

Imagetaynors
Feb 27, 2010 4:58 PM CST
Hillbilly Heaven
love like you have never been hurt
I tried a asian variety i think it was called Pea Green ? size is tiny like a pea . nuffin :( zilch for me
But i was watching PBS and they were cooking in china and they did a spicy eggplant dish and it looks yummy ! can't wait to try it.
Life without garlic , just plain stinks !
susandonb
Feb 27, 2010 6:41 PM CST
Name: Susan
sounds yummy, I love any oriental food.
Imagetaynors
Feb 28, 2010 9:25 AM CST
Hillbilly Heaven
love like you have never been hurt
yes so do i .
Dh is in china and hates chinese food LOL
Life without garlic , just plain stinks !
Imageluv2wok
Mar 9, 2010 8:08 PM CST
Name: Norma Chang
Dutchess County, NY, Zone 5
Grow the Chinese variety Ping Tung. The skin is tender, no need to peel, the texture is very silky, has few seeds and not bitter. Cultural requirements same as other eggplants.

Please visit my forums "Wok'n with Norma" and "Growing/Using Chinese Vegetables w/Norma" at YumYum Divas cubit.
Norma
Eat Healthy! Stay Healthy!
http://www.luv2wok.com/order_cookbooks.php
mom2goldens
Mar 9, 2010 8:42 PM CST
Name: Linda
Carmel, IN
I grew the small eggplant "Fairy Tale" and "Rosa Bianca" last year--they were the first eggplant we've ever really liked. I like mine grilled or lightly sauteed, so don't need the larger ones to do that. The Fairy Tale was quite prolific, and produced for a good long season, in spite of our lousy growing conditions last summer.
Imageluv2wok
Mar 10, 2010 7:50 AM CST
Name: Norma Chang
Dutchess County, NY, Zone 5
Good Morning Linda,
Do give Chinese eggplant a try. They are small. Great for grilled or sauteed. They are even nicer than rosa bianca. Never tried fairy tale. Should think about it next year.
Have a lovely morning,
Norma
Eat Healthy! Stay Healthy!
http://www.luv2wok.com/order_cookbooks.php
Imagetaynors
Mar 10, 2010 1:16 PM CST
Hillbilly Heaven
love like you have never been hurt
all such wonderful choices . how to choose ? hmmm.
i do think i have some ping tung seeds tucked away somewhere
i will check out your threads too Norma .
Life without garlic , just plain stinks !
ImageGymgirl
Mar 10, 2010 2:20 PM CST
Name: Linda
Zone 9a, Houston, Tx. (Hobby)
Godspeed & Good Harvest!
I started seeds for Prosperosa, Florida High Bush and the mystery Chinese eggplant on either 2/27 or 3/6 (can't remember). Nothing yet. They were sown in the milk jugs and have been outside since.

I've got lots of time...to.........wait.........................................

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