Is there a secret to growing Eggplant ? I've planted 4 plants the past 3 years. Year 1, yield 0. Year 2, yield 1 tiny. Year 3, yield 1 avg size. Is there some sort of trick ? Something I can add to the soil to help ?
Mine are struggling this year again. I may have a couple to pick soon. I was skimming a bunch of eggplant tips on websites: Don't plant until soil is really warm as it can hurt plant. Heavy feeders, should be side dressed every 2 weeks or so. Too much nitrogen makes too much leaf/plant with no fruit. I probably been planting too early in cold soil.
Amish told me you really have to watch the bugs and spray them. I grew them here years ago and they grew good for me. My little patch is usually wetter than most places folks would put a garden. I wasn't into looking online much when I grew them. I never grew them again because I didn't know how to cook them. I love eggplant parm at a restaurant. I tried making parm, I tried grilling it. I just couldn't do it right. I was told the other year that you should slice it and put a paper towel under the slices and let it sit in the fridge over night. Must be what I was doing wrong. I just cut them up and started to cook them.