But one of the learning experiences has really been pleasant: the eggplant plants. I have always enjoyed eating eggplants, but have never grown them. I have never even seen them growing. When I decided to put in a garden this year, one of the first plants on my list was eggplant. I planted several from seed, but only one grew enough to put into the garden.
I also have a "Fairy Tale" eggplant from Burpee, 4 "Ichiban" eggplants, and a "Chinese" eggplant.
So, this is what I love about eggplants.
I love the way their leaves are large and curl up slightly. I love the fuzzy leaves.
I love the purple flowers that bloom facing downward.
I love that the flowers close at night and re-open in the morning.
I love the way the eggplants grow (one at a time in my garden) in this purple intensity.
(Can you see it back there, behind the flower?)
I love the striped coloring and the fat health of them.
And, Oh, how I love the taste of them!