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
» Fall Garden?
by countrynaturals Today at 12:44 pm

» New England September 2017
by quiltbea Today at 11:00 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Today at 9:42 am

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie Today at 9:08 am

» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by brianj555 Today at 8:33 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:55 pm

» harvesting wood chips
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:55 pm

» Cucumber Plants on the Ground! :-(
by brianj555 Yesterday at 8:05 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by brianj555 Yesterday at 7:18 pm

» Today's Harvest
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:36 pm

» Ginger
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:01 pm

» leeks again
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 12:17 pm

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 Yesterday at 9:03 am

» My SFG Journey:Returning to the Original Square Foot Garden Method
by has55 Yesterday at 3:05 am

» Monarch Supporter
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 1:43 am

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by Scorpio Rising 9/18/2017, 8:15 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by trolleydriver 9/18/2017, 5:08 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver 9/18/2017, 12:06 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by countrynaturals 9/18/2017, 11:29 am

» Tomatoes in New England
by Scorpio Rising 9/17/2017, 9:02 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Ginger Blue 9/17/2017, 5:39 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 9/17/2017, 11:20 am

» Skinny Cucumbers?
by brianj555 9/17/2017, 11:15 am

» Trellis
by CapeCoddess 9/17/2017, 10:19 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by bigdogrock 9/17/2017, 8:43 am

» Garden Videos 2017
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:48 pm

» What I learned this year
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:19 pm

» This sounds too simple: Aspirin and tomato plants
by bigdogrock 9/16/2017, 3:02 pm

» Annie's Salsa
by kygardener 9/16/2017, 2:54 pm

» Suggestions please!! Cherry Tomatoes
by countrynaturals 9/16/2017, 1:07 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Eggplant help

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Eggplant help

Post  claramaybe on 7/12/2011, 7:18 pm

I'm growing eggplant for the first time. It gets blossoms, they look all pretty for a few days and then they fall off. Any suggestions?
It's a TT garden with mel's mix. We are in the 100s for daytime temps but it's been doing this since before we hit the high temps.
avatar
claramaybe

Posts : 10
Join date : 2011-05-01
Location : Central AR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplant help

Post  camprn on 7/12/2011, 7:33 pm

claramaybe wrote:I'm growing eggplant for the first time. It gets blossoms, they look all pretty for a few days and then they fall off. Any suggestions?
It's a TT garden with mel's mix. We are in the 100s for daytime temps but it's been doing this since before we hit the high temps.
Oh dear! How often are you watering? Eggplants like LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of water. What a Face
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplant help

Post  littlejo on 7/12/2011, 8:16 pm

I grow eggplant and since I'm in SC, I planted in the shade. They love warm weather and plenty of water. See if you can give some shade from the afternoon sun and they also love a overhead sprinkle from the hose once in a while.
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplant help

Post  HPartin on 7/12/2011, 8:23 pm

I have 6 eggplant plants: 3 black beauties and 3 little fingers. We have had very hot weather as well. It has been the 100's. (I can't even believe I just typed that.) They grow in full sun with no shade and are producing gang busters. The black beauties have been producing for about a month and the little fingers are just starting to produce although not big enough to pick yet. My growing medium is Mel's mix and I water in the morning and afternoon. I have to admit that I have used miracle grow two differernt times because they are heavy feeders. After I pick all the "little fingers" I will give them another shot of miracle grow to give them a boost.

Heidi

HPartin

Female Posts : 120
Join date : 2011-02-14
Location : 7b (Angier, NC)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplant help

Post  camprn on 7/12/2011, 8:33 pm

Yeah I feed mine too, I top dress them with compost and compost tea to the foliage, Shocked when ever I remember.
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplant help

Post  Lurach on 7/12/2011, 8:55 pm

I'm growing 2 black beauty eggplants, TT box, temps in the high 90s, full sun, no extra love except I water twice a day (when I water everything else), and mine are producing like crazy! I don't even like eggplant. They were a mercy buy from the nursery for 75 cents apiece at the request of my son. ("Hey, Mom, I think I like eggplant. Can we get some?")

BUT one thing I have noticed is that the bees love them. There are always a few bees around the eggplants. Have you seen any bees visiting yours? If not, perhaps that's why the flowers end up just falling off. Now that I think about it, mine did that too at first. Then the bees came. Maybe you could try hand pollinating them? I know that works with cukes and such, but I really don't know about eggplants. I hope someone with more experience than I have will step up and help you out.

Best of luck!!

~Lu
avatar
Lurach

Female Posts : 63
Join date : 2011-04-12
Age : 42
Location : Fort Stewart, GA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplant help

Post  claramaybe on 7/12/2011, 10:39 pm

Thanks for all the replies. I'll keep trying and see what happens.
avatar
claramaybe

Posts : 10
Join date : 2011-05-01
Location : Central AR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Eggplant help

Post  Miss M on 7/12/2011, 11:23 pm

I had the same problem, but they started producing once we started watering them extra. A tip from the good folks on here. What a Face

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: Eggplant help

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