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Growing Eggplant, also Aubergine

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08 Aug 19 Colin Scott (Australia - temperate climate)
I have two egg plants that have given fruit and still have few flowers. What should I do for the next harvest? Pull them out and start again? Cut it back? Just leave it? Many thanks.
10 Aug 19 (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
From the notes here about egg plant.
10 Aug 19 Phil M (Australia - temperate climate)
You should be able to get a good second season crop from eggplant. Best to cut it back and pull off any flowers although a little late in the season. I've got two I cut right back at the start of winter and they are still growing well, as the temperature gets up they will take off. I've also got another going into a third season that looks healthy after a fantastic second season crop but this will be new territory so don't know what to expect third time around.

You should be able to get a good second season crop from eggplant. Best to cut it back and pull off any flowers although a little late in the season. I've got two I cut right back at the start of winter and they are still growing well, as the temperature gets up they will take off. I've also got another going into a third season that looks healthy after a fantastic second season crop but this will be new territory so don't know what to expect third time around.

- Phil M

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