Wednesday, 9 July 2008

All Right Aubergine?


I think I may have posted before about how much I love aubergine plant and how I'm really looking forward to picking the handful of the vegetables that it will hopefully produce.

But I don't think it's very happy chez Carrots. I don't think I'm proving to be very adept at aubergine growing (which, let's face it, is hardly surprising).

I keep the soil moist but sometimes the leaves still look droopy. Plus there's an orange colour appearing on them and they're also looking a bit....raggedy.

So that's three things wrong with it. Apparently these plants do not appreciate windy, inclement weather. Thinking about it, I think I'll be lucky if the plant survives, let alone produces anything.

A search round the web hasn't provided much information about what may be wrong with my Baby Belle, but I have learnt it really should be in a greenhouse or conservatory. I don't have a greenhouse but the 'eating' end of the kitchen is glass so that may be it's new home. Then I'll be able to add 'Toddler' to the list of what's wrong with my aubergine.

4 comments:

  1. LOL - yes, Toddler can be just as destructive as any strong wind. :)

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  2. Hope it recovers; I find these very finicky. Hope your day improves too--
    --kate

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  3. My aubergines look pretty droopy as well, maybe that is how they are supposed to look?

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  4. good luck with your aubergines! & thanks for the congrats :)

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