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Post  Gaylethe on 5/4/2013, 12:27 pm

Hello from Long Island, NY. This looks like a lovely forum to support my sanity therapy which is what I call playing in the dirt. Last week I planted 24 cucumber seeds (from a 20cent packet) and got 20 sprouts.
How cool is that! I found this site while trying to find out if eggplants are vines and if they grow along the ground. Got side tracked and registered. Will now continue my search. Gaylethe.
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/4/2013, 12:37 pm

Hello Gaylethe, from Arkansas! I do believe eggplants are not a vine but a bush type plants... I am new to gardening and am also using it a therapy tool lol!
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Post  cheyannarach on 5/4/2013, 12:39 pm

Welcome to the forum! Glad you got side tracked and registered Very Happy
This is a great place for questions and searching for answers!
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Post  quiltbea on 5/4/2013, 12:50 pm

Gaylethe, glad you\'re here Welcome to the forum. Ask questions and you'll usually get some answers.
Eggplants are bushes that are very temperamental regarding temps. They like it warm. They won't thrive unless the evenings are in the 60s, making it tough for we Mainers in zone 5a to grow them in abundance, but I always have a few plants. Even a few fresh-from-the-garden eggplants are better than none at all.

Even if I just had radishes and greens, I'd be a bit happy. I love getting my hands in the dirt. It feels sooooooo good.
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Post  llama momma on 5/4/2013, 1:11 pm

Hello Gaylethe!

Welcome to SFGardening. Nice to see a LI'er! I was born and raised there along the Great South Bay in West Islip.
You found a great place here at the forum to hang out, learn, and have fun.
Again, Welcome! sunny
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Post  Gaylethe on 5/4/2013, 5:07 pm

All for your warm welcome and for the information on eggplants. I'm good to go and will keep you posted with photos and posts.
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