It has been a challenge to catch up on the huge backlog of sowing and planting after going away, but I am slowly making headway. I am also behind on posting & will be trying to catch up on that over then next couple of weeks - getting back on track in the garden, of course, has to come first otherwise I would have nothing to write about!
I started some eggplant, another new addition to the garden this year, back in mid-March. I wasn't a huge fan of eggplant growing up, but then again, I think the only way we ever ate it was fried in a parmigiana sort of dish. I now consider it one of my favourite veg, especially when roasted & in curries.
I decided to grow only long, slender eggplant for two reasons. Firstly, they appear to be easier to grow in short season areas like mine. Secondly, and more importantly, this is the type that I use almost exclusively in the kitchen. I find them to be less bitter, the skin is more tender (so I rarely peel them) and they have far fewer seeds than the traditional large, oval variety commonly seen in stores.
Ping Tung Long (66 days, Pinetree)
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