Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Today at 1:34 pm

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by newbeone Today at 1:27 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by AlwaysHotinFL Today at 1:05 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by camprn Today at 12:51 pm

» New England April 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:47 pm

» Store Bought Compost
by shawns13 Today at 12:23 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:05 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:01 pm

» Japanese Beetle Grub Insecticide
by Zmoore Today at 12:01 pm

» garden ready need better weather
by bigblue94 Today at 11:59 am

» Carrot Week 2017!
by CapeCoddess Today at 11:48 am

» Amaranth
by sanderson Today at 11:40 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 11:34 am

» Geezer's 17
by countrynaturals Today at 10:25 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Turan Today at 9:56 am

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by herblover Today at 9:36 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by TNGeezer Today at 9:12 am

» Hullo from SW Ohio
by TNGeezer Today at 9:05 am

» Hello from SE Michigan
by sanderson Today at 3:30 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by sanderson Today at 3:21 am

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by greenthumbtobe Yesterday at 8:01 pm

» Sprouting seeds
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:44 pm

» My "Old Deck" Table Top Garden today
by nrstooge Yesterday at 6:15 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by MBroman Yesterday at 4:50 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:10 am

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:52 am

» Ants.
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:37 am

» to solarize, or not...I'm torn
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:27 am

» Old roots
by Scorpio Rising 4/25/2017, 8:10 pm

» Sub Irrigation Planter
by CitizenKate 4/25/2017, 7:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Eggplants not setting fruit

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  Miss M on 5/13/2011, 11:22 am

I just realized yesterday that, while I've got big, beautiful eggplant plants that have given me lots of flowers, I have yet to see a baby eggplant.

I am growing four "Black Beauty" plants.

How can I get them to set fruit?

Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

View user profile http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  shannon1 on 5/13/2011, 10:32 pm

My flowers took a little longer to set fruit than the other vegies. Just noticed my first fruits today. So as long as the flowers are not dropping off and not forming fruits I would not worry. Very Happy
avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  Miss M on 5/13/2011, 10:59 pm

I need to look closer, but I believe that is exactly what is happening. I was showing my mom the blooms, and realized that there was a completely open bloom, detached from the stem (with a little stem attached to the bloom), sitting on the leaf right below where it had been attached.

Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

View user profile http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  sceleste54 on 5/13/2011, 11:33 pm

I tried Black Beauty last summer. Never got a single fruit. Planted Ichiban the year before and had more than I could eat. I don't think Black Beauty can hold up under heat, the flowers just dropped off on my plants...

sceleste54

Female Posts : 383
Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Florida Panhandle

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  shannon1 on 5/14/2011, 12:02 am

Here is what I found on line


- Gardening Know How - http://www.gardeningknowhow.com -

What To Do For Eggplant Blossoms Drying Out And Falling Off

Posted By Gardening Know How In Vegetable Gardening |
Eggplants have increased in popularity in the home garden in the past several years. Many gardeners who grow this vegetable have been frustrated by an eggplant has flowers but no fruit due to the fact that the eggplant flowers fall off the plant.
This odd looking but tasty vegetable is closely related to tomatoes and are in the same family, the nightshade family, so many of the issues and pests that affect tomatoes also affect eggplants. One of these issues is when the eggplant flowers fall off the plant without producing fruits.
When an eggplant has flowers but no fruit, this is due to one of two issues. The first thing that can cause eggplant flowers to fall off is a lack of water and the other is a lack of pollination.
What to do for eggplant blossoms drying out because of lack of water


When an eggplant plant is stressed, its blossoms will dry up and drop off without producing fruit. The most common reason a eggplant gets stressed is due to a lack of water. Your eggplant needs at least 2″ of water a week, more in very hot weather. The majority of that water should be gotten in one watering so that the water goes deeper into the ground and is less likely to evaporate quickly. Deep watering also encourages the eggplant to grow deep roots, which helps it to find water deeper in the ground and even out its water needs so it will be less likely to drop a single eggplant flower..
What to do for eggplant blossoms drying out due to a lack of pollination


An eggplant flower is normally wind pollinated, meaning it does not rely on insects like bees and moths to pollinate it. A pollination problem can occur when the weather conditions are very wet or very humid or are very hot. When the air is very humid, this causes the pollen eggplant flower to become very sticky and it cannot fall down onto the pistil to pollinate the flower. When the weather is very hot, the pollen becomes inactive because the plant thinks that it cannot support the stress of an additional fruit along with the hot weather. In a sense, the plant aborts the blossom so as not to stress itself further.
Eggplant flower hand pollination


If you suspect your eggplant flowers fall off due to a lack off pollination, then you can use hand pollination. Eggplant flower hand pollination is easy to do. All you need to do is take a small, clean paintbrush and move this around the inside of the eggplant flower.




Article printed from Gardening Know How: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com
URL to article: http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/vegetable/what-to-do-for-eggplant-blossoms-drying-out-and-falling-off.htm

I hope it helps I help my eggplants,toms and peppers to pollenate just by gentaly tapping the main stem when ever I walk by, never used a brush. Wink
avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  Miss M on 5/14/2011, 12:54 am

Oh, wow, thank you both!!

It has been hot and humid here lately, to be sure!! I'm pretty sure I'm watering them enough.

I'll try the hand pollination, and, if I still don't get fruit, I'll try Ichiban. bounce

Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

View user profile http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  shannon1 on 5/14/2011, 3:16 am

My Ichiban II are the ones with fruit, the black beauty is growing much slower and just got it's first flower 2 days ago.
avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  elliephant on 5/14/2011, 8:32 am

Sounds like I'd better mulch my eggplants. They aren't to the flowering stage yet, so I'm happy to have read this before they are. Can't do to much about the heat and humidity, but I bet this explains a thing or two about my tomatillos as well.

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 41
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  shannon1 on 5/15/2011, 12:52 am

My eggies seem to love the heat and humidity. They realy started growing since the tems got ove 80 degrees F. even the black beauty is growing now and it was a very slow starter.
avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  elliephant on 5/15/2011, 8:10 am

Well, there is "over 80" heat and then there is HEAT, ya know? We rarely got under 80 for most than a few days at a time the entire winter this past year. We started hitting the 90s in Feb just a few weeks after our only freezing temps and have consistantly hit 90 with frequent highs over 95 and even hitting 100 (which we never did all last summer). It's been a STRANGE "spring". But, yeah, I've read that eggplant loves the heat, which is why I planted it, lol. I just hope it turns out that "loves the heat" means 95+ and high humidity Laughing

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 41
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  Old Hippie on 5/15/2011, 10:19 am

@elliephant wrote:Well, there is "over 80" heat and then there is HEAT, ya know? We rarely got under 80 for most than a few days at a time the entire winter this past year. We started hitting the 90s in Feb just a few weeks after our only freezing temps and have consistantly hit 90 with frequent highs over 95 and even hitting 100 (which we never did all last summer). It's been a STRANGE "spring". But, yeah, I've read that eggplant loves the heat, which is why I planted it, lol. I just hope it turns out that "loves the heat" means 95+ and high humidity Laughing

Okay....I definitely need more coffee and possibly some new glasses.....when I saw this under latest topics I thought it said "elephants not setting fruit". Then I reread it and saw that it was EGGplants not setting fruit with a response by Elliephant.

Gwynn
avatar
Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-11
Age : 66
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  shannon1 on 5/15/2011, 11:40 pm

avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  Miss M on 5/16/2011, 12:31 am

@Old Hippie wrote:Okay....I definitely need more coffee and possibly some new glasses.....when I saw this under latest topics I thought it said "elephants not setting fruit". Then I reread it and saw that it was EGGplants not setting fruit with a response by Elliephant.

Gwynn

That's funny, right there!!!

I didn't have a chance to pollinate eggplant blossoms today, so I'll do it in the morning. I guess I should see within a couple of weeks whether my efforts have been fruit-ful. Smile

Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

View user profile http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  shannon1 on 5/16/2011, 12:45 am

I think they are the prettest things in the garden.
avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Thanks for Help!

Post  BangortoSalem on 7/31/2011, 9:18 am

I've never hand pollinated anything before, but will try. Had great luck last year with eggplant - and this year nothing (same plot - different part of the garden). It's been hot though and so I"ll try hand pollinating. I will post the results! Thanks a lot everyone. Smile

BangortoSalem

Posts : 2
Join date : 2011-07-31
Location : Salem, MA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  shannon1 on 8/1/2011, 1:05 am

also I read that the number 1 cause of flower drop in eggplants was lack of water and even though I thought I was watering my black beauty it only started setting after I increased the water.
avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplants not setting fruit

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum