Eggplant ecstacy

These eggplant are from our little kitchen garden! And they almost did not happen.
We planted a rather large bed with these saplings at the beginning of the summer in the hope they would give some fruit during those awful months. But that was not to be!
Just two weeks ago, I told the gardener to get rid of them and plant something else but even that did not happen because either he was too lazy or just chose to ignore what I had said.
Suddenly, though, they are in bloom. In the last few days, we’ve had quite a crop and new fruit continues to appear. I am not exactly in love with eggplant but, since we have them from our own garden, these are priceless.
It’s that time of the year when we will have plenty to grow but, honestly, at least I wasn’t banking on eggplant. Not only have these plants occupied quite some space, one can easily get ‘bored’ with what to do with them after a while.
Not so, of course, for the “winter” veggies like cauliflower, cabbage, carrot and radish.
Now, those are what I call, the “cool” ones.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome

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    1. Thank you. Glad you liked it!

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  2. mukul chand says:

    You must felt so good. Belongs to the Night shade family.

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    1. Growing anything edible here and in so much quantity is always special😛

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      1. mukul chand says:

        Yes, Indeed. Aubergines have their Origin in India. They travelled to Europe through the Arabs and hence you avail of the fruits.

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      2. That’s true. They’ve been mentioned in the court of Akbar as well!

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      3. mukul chand says:

        they go back to much longer BCE

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  3. thatmishmash says:

    Wow grown in your kitched !!! So lucky and they look lovely ! I so envy you 🙂

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    1. Anything that grows in these parts is a blessing!

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  4. arv! says:

    Windfall gains. I guess since you had already discounted them 🙂

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    1. Oh yes! Quite a windfall this!

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      1. arv! says:

        🙂

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