The death of a eggplant

My garden continues to grow go some things are going better than others. These here are the Kuro Tomatoes I started from seed which are doing better than the ones I bought from the store that were bigger.

They’re now getting about 3 feet tall and have a few blooms which I self-pollinated today and tomorrow I need to bring out the chicken wire and reinforce their support cuz I have them in tomato cages but the tomato cages don’t seem to hold them very well as they get bigger and heavier.

But my little eggplant was doing good but I went out one morning and all the leaves but one where cut off of it and my sister said she thought it was a slug so I put a ring of salt around it not too close or so I thought but when I went out the next day it was all dried up.

Anyway I believe that I’d probably be too late to try to plan another one at this time even if it was a bigger plant as the heat is slowly increasing getting up into the 80s during the day and only being in the high 60s overnight. Most plants that you grow do better with the temperatures cooler like peas and I don’t know anything about a plant’s like I said before.

I also started some Forget Me Not seeds when it was cool I believe in February and I noticed today finally I see some buds coming up so hopefully it will Bloom before it gets too warm as forget-me-nots are definitely cold weather flower.

I’m going to try over the winter months to remember to throw more table scraps out and then cover it with a mulch type thing to help add fertilizer to the soil without adding commercial fertilizer. My problem with that is been that most of the plants that can grow you you start again in the fall so it’s hard to know when it’s actually a winter to put on products to winterize your soil.

My blackberries are loaded this year but then so are the birds we seen have tons of birds around so I’m praying that they don’t discover my blackberries. Going to try to free some of them for the winter months Blackberry produces berries all summer so there should be plenty to eat too.

My peace did really well at least I was far as Bush’s went and it’s they seem to bloom to lot but always seem to find a lot of birds over there and I don’t know if the birds eat the P so we’ll see how many I actually get I might have to buy netting the next time I grow them.

The main theme of this blog post is to update everybody on my eggplant adventure and to let you know that I’ve experienced the death of an eggplant.

Well I’ll photo credits Belong To Me Karen Smith taken by Mike cell phone camera so they may not be all that clear to look at pixel wise.


Southern Gardens


Ok now I have been planting according to the recommendations from the Farmers Alamac 

and the garden is doing well this in the fore front is a tomato plant and some beets are next to it.  I have had to battle the ants so some of my seeds have had to be replanted and we have been a few degrees hotter then normal but the garden seems to be doing well and I think I will start to get my green thumb back.

Try checking the Farmers Alamac out and get your personalized garden times.