Questions tagged: Eggplant

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Stephen
Answer: DearStephen, Caterpillars are a nuisance when growing egglant but they can be controller with regular spraying. Try using Dipel or Success, both n...
Category: Pests
Tags: Eggplant, pests
Answered: 12:52PM, 13 Jan 2010
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ashley
Answer: Dear Ashley, You can harvest the fruit when the surface of the fruit is somewhat soft to the touch and being readily indented when light pressure i...
Answered: 03:16PM, 15 Jan 2010
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Sam
Answer: Hi Sam, sounds like you may have pollination problems. Eggplants usually self pollinate but bees are a benefit too. Perhaps going from flower to f...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: Eggplant
Answered: 12:36PM, 20 Jan 2010
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Jo
Answer: Dear Jo, There are several pests that attack eggplant, heliothis grubs being one of them. The small caterpillars feed on the soft foliage but will...
Category: Pests
Tags: pests, Eggplant
Answered: 09:29AM, 22 Feb 2010
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Michelle
Answer: These critters are the larva of the 28 spotted potato ladybird. They can be control with pyrethrum or hand removed.
Answered: 03:38PM, 11 Dec 2012
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Glenda
Answer: As much as we would be fasinated by the successful growth of a triffid you simply have a yellow eggplant. Yellow fruit is a sign of stress in an eg...
Answered: 01:53PM, 27 Apr 2015
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Nicky
Answer: Hi Nicky, Thanks for contacting us regarding your egg plants. What happens is that the supply of calcium is not adequate to form the fruit properly...
Answered: 10:29AM, 29 Feb 2016
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Robert
Answer: Hi Rober, Thank you for contacting us regarding growing eggplant from seeds. Eggplants are warm season crops and can generally start in spring. You...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: seeds, Eggplant
Answered: 11:17AM, 13 Aug 2016
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Alison
Answer: Hello Alison, While you might get a limited crop from these plants, we would recommend removing them and planting unrelated species in that part of...
Answered: 01:26AM, 12 Sep 2016
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Mark
Answer: Hi Mark, Thank you for contacting Yates. The thicker skins and cracking on your fruit is due to the higher temperatures that we have had recently a...
Answered: 05:50PM, 21 Jan 2017