Information About Eggplants

Eggplant is a popular vegetable most noted for its great flavor and dark purple color. While growing eggplants may not be for everyone, those wishing to give it a go can find what they need in our eggplant care guide. Gardeners frustrated with eggplant growing problems need not worry anymore. The following articles help tackle many of these complaints so you can focus on a healthy eggplant harvest.

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Eggplant Anthracnose – Eggplant Colletotrichum Fruit Rot Treatment

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Eggplant colletotrichum fruit rot affects the skin initially and can progress to the interior of the fruit. It is very contagious, but the good news is that it can be prevented and controlled if confronted early enough. Click this article to for more information.

What Causes Eggplant Yellows: Learn About Eggplant Tobacco Ringspot Virus

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Eggplants with tobacco ringspot may turn completely yellow and die, leaving you with no harvest for the season. You can prevent and control this viral disease by managing pests, using resistant varieties, and practicing good garden hygiene. This article can help.

Cutting Back Eggplant Stems – Should I Prune My Eggplants

By Liz Baessler

Eggplants are big, very productive plants that can grow for years if they?re protected from the cold. But sometimes they need some help, especially as they get older, to reach their full fruiting potential. Find out if eggplant pruning is right for you in this article.

Eggplant Fruit Rot: Treating Eggplants With Colletotrichum Rot

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Rotting of eggplant fruits in your garden is a sad sight to see. You nurtured your plants all spring and summer, and now they?re infected and unusable. Colletotrichum fruit rot is a fungal infection that can cause serious losses in eggplant harvests. Learn more here.

Alternaria Symptoms In Eggplant – How To Treat Early Blight On Eggplants

By Mary Ellen Ellis

Early blight on eggplants can ruin your fall crop of this vegetable. When the infection becomes severe, or when it persists from year to year, it can significantly reduce the harvest. Get to know the signs of early blight and how to prevent it and treat it in this article.

Eggplant Verticillium Wilt Control : Treating Verticillium Wilt In Eggplants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

Eggplant verticillium wilt is devastating to the crop. It can survive for years in soil and overwinter even in severe weather regions. The symptoms mimic several other diseases, so it is important to make an accurate diagnosis. This article will help.

Eggplant Phomopsis Blight – Reasons For Eggplant Leaf Spot And Fruit Rot

Eggplant leaf spot and fruit rot is a destructive fungal disease that affects primarily fruit, stems and leaves. Left uncontrolled, phomopsis blight in eggplants can cause the fruit to rot and become inedible. Click this article for more information about blight in eggplants.

Eggplant Support Ideas – Learn About Support For Eggplants

By Amy Grant

If you have ever grown eggplant, then you probably realize that supporting eggplants is imperative. Why do eggplant plants need support? Find out in this article and learn more about eggplant support ideas.

Eggplant Seed Saving Tips: Harvesting And Saving Seeds From Eggplant

By Karen Boness, Owner of Wild Willow Landscape Design

If you are a gardener who enjoys a challenge and gets pleasure out of growing your own food from scratch, then saving seeds from eggplant will be right up your alley. Follow the guidelines in this article and enjoy your own eggplants each year.

Eggplant Spacing: How Far Apart To Space Eggplant

By Amy Grant

Eggplants require a long, warm growing season for optimal yields. They also need the appropriate eggplant distance in gardens to achieve the greatest production. So how far apart to space eggplants for maximum yields and healthy plants? Find out here.

Companion Plants For Eggplant – What To Grow With Eggplants

By Amy Grant

In addition to sun, eggplant needs additional nutrition, consistent watering and protection from insect attacks. There are, however, some companion plants for eggplant that will make the prospect of growing them a bit less complicated. Learn more here.

Rotten Bottom In Eggplants: Learn About Blossom End Rot In Eggplant

By Amy Grant

Blossom end rot is in eggplant is a common disorder also found in other members of the family Solanaceae, like tomatoes and peppers. What exactly causes a rotten bottom in eggplants and is there a way to prevent eggplant blossom rot? Read here to find out.

Common Eggplant Varieties: Learn About The Types Of Eggplant

By Amy Grant

A member of the nightshade family, eggplant is thought to be a native of India. Many of us are familiar with the most common eggplant variety, Solanum melongena, but there are many eggplant types available. Learn what they are here.

Can You Hand Pollinate An Eggplant: Tips For Pollinating Eggplants By Hand

By Amy Grant

Eggplant blossoms need pollination in order to produce an eggplant. Generally speaking, they only need a draft of light wind or stirring of the surrounding air. On occasion, however, they may be in need of assistance. This article will help with how to hand pollinate eggplant.

Eggplant Seed Preparation: Tips For Growing Eggplant Seeds

By Amy Grant

Eggplants are veggies which are usually transplanted rather than directly sown in the garden. How then does one grow eggplant from seeds? Read this article for information on starting eggplant seeds indoors.

Caring For Thai Eggplants – How To Grow Thai Eggplants

By Amy Grant

If you are a vegetarian, you are familiar with eggplant since it is often used in recipes as a meat substitute. If you are an eggplant fan, you may wonder how to grow Thai eggplants. Read this article to learn more.

Hanging Eggplants: Can You Grow An Eggplant Upside Down

By Amy Grant

Growing tomato plants by hanging them has a number of benefits and you might be wondering if other plants can be grown upside down. For example, can you grow an eggplant upside down? Click this article for the answer.

Eggplant Turning Yellow: What To Do For An Eggplant With Yellow Leaves Or Fruit

By Kristi Waterworth

If eggplants start to show signs of trouble, like yellow fruit or leaves, knowing how to fix yellow eggplant will keep your harvest on track. The information in this article will help with yellowing of eggplants.

Why Are My Eggplants Seedy – What To Do For Seedy Eggplants

By Jackie Carroll

Cutting into an eggplant to find the center full of seeds is a disappointment because you know the fruit isn?t at its peak of flavor. Read here to find out how to avoid bitter, seedy eggplants.

Eggplant Harvest: Information On How To Harvest An Eggplant

By Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY Garden

Learning when to harvest eggplants results in the tastiest and most tender of the fruit. Leaving the eggplant harvest too long causes bitter eggplant with a tough skin and large seeds. Find harvesting tips here.

How To Container Grow Eggplant Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

There are eggplant cultivars that have been developed to be compact as an answer to the growing number of small space gardeners. To get tips for growing eggplant in containers, read the following article.

Growing Eggplant – How To Plant Eggplant

By Kathee Mierzejewski

Eggplant is one of the vegetables you can grow in your garden that are very sensitive to cold. When deciding to grow eggplant, they are similar to peppers and tomatoes. Read here to grow eggplants in the garden.

Eggplant Problems: Eggplant Pests And Diseases

By Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden

Eggplant problems and eggplant pests can occur from time to time when growing eggplant; however, with the proper care, these can usually be prevented. Learn about eggplant pests and diseases in this article.

What To Do For Eggplant Blossoms Drying Out And Falling Off

By Heather Rhoades

Gardeners who grow eggplant become frustrated when it blooms but doesn't fruit due to eggplant flowers falling off. Eggplant flower drop need not be frustrating. Read here to learn why eggplant flowers fall off.

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