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Sun Sep 29, 2019, 11:31 AM

I finally had some success growing eggplant!

These will go into a Greek one-pot dish along with some tomatoes, rice, garlic, oregano, etc.

The plants got a late start due to all the rain we had in June, but they hung on once July came.

They are Burpee Shooting Stars. My husband started them from seed.







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Reply I finally had some success growing eggplant! (Original post)
Ohiogal Sep 29 OP
murielm99 Sep 29 #1
Ohiogal Sep 29 #2
Canoe52 Sep 30 #3
Ohiogal Sep 30 #5
CaptainTruth Sep 30 #4
Ohiogal Sep 30 #6
Rebl2 Sep 30 #7
Ohiogal Sep 30 #8
RicROC Sep 30 #9
Ohiogal Oct 1 #13
keithbvadu2 Sep 30 #10
Ohiogal Oct 1 #15
Nitram Sep 30 #11
Ohiogal Oct 1 #16
lillypaddle Oct 1 #12
Ohiogal Oct 1 #14
lillypaddle Oct 2 #17

Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 01:34 PM

1. Cool!

Your doggie is beautiful, too.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 02:00 PM

2. Aw, thanks!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 01:13 AM

3. Beautiful, nice doggie too! I like your use of repurposed shingles for path.

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 12:44 PM

5. Thanks,

Using the shingles was my clever hubbyís idea.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 08:33 AM

4. They look great! How did they taste?


I tried one plant here in FL, it did ok & then survived hurricanes Matthew & Irma (it just kept growing into a bush in the warm weather) but never produced again. It bloomed but the blossoms fell off, even though I used blossom set.

I haven't tried again.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 12:49 PM

6. They had a good flavor

and werenít quite as sponge-y as the ones Iíve bought from grocery stores. Definitely will try again next year and hope for not as rainy of a June.

At least in Florida you donít have to worry as much about frost! Strange that the blossoms fell off your plant. Maybe a beetle? That happened to my cukes one year, a beetle got inside the blossoms and they fell off.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 03:43 PM

7. What type

eggplant is this? I grew a type several years ago that were long and thin. Think they were called Japanese eggplant.

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 08:15 PM

8. These are Burpee Shooting Stars.

I believe they are exclusive to Burpee. We started them from seed.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 08:43 PM

9. recipe?

What is the name of that Greek dish you are preparing?

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Response to RicROC (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 05:09 PM

13. Here is the link

https://omgfood.com/one-pot-greek-eggplant-and-rice/

I found that sprinkling the top with feta cheese made it extra flavorful.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 08:53 PM

10. The bent stem.

The bent stem.

Started growing up until it got too heavy.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 05:11 PM

15. I had to put

tomato cages around mine once the fruits got heavy. (as you can see) lol

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Mon Sep 30, 2019, 09:13 PM

11. Our eggplants were trashed by flea beetles. Repeatedly.

We buy ours now.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 05:12 PM

16. I have tried growing them several years with no success.

I feel your frustration!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 12:31 AM

12. If you're willing

I would love to have your full recipe, it sounds amazing!

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 1, 2019, 05:10 PM

14. Here is the link

https://omgfood.com/one-pot-greek-eggplant-and-rice/

I found that sprinkling feta cheese on top made it extra flavorful.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 2, 2019, 02:25 AM

17. Thanks so much

I'm definitely going to give this a try. Really looks GOOD.

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