Bountiful harvest!!!! How did you get the plant to thrive like that?
Janice Shiao
March 31, 2014 in Photo Questions
I've tried growing eggplants here in windy Zone 9 Dublin, CA. But never to they look like this! Advice please!
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Steve Masley Consulting and Design
I make my own organic potting mix using really good compost and fresh worm castings, including a few live worms for nutrient cycling. Annie Thornton's idea book features some of my work:

I use big pots, and also build organic soil amendments into the potting soil at the outset, so I don't have to add fertilizer down the road. It's like winding up a clock. You can find out more at

In your location, you'll need to put eggplants in the hottest, sunniest, most sheltered location you can find, but these Japanese style (early) eggplants should still perform well in your climate.
March 31, 2014 at 12:46PM      Thanked by Janice Shiao
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