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Do wood chips make tomatoes wilt?

I've noticed that putting wood chips around the base of my tomato plants seem to make them wilt, but my eggplants seem to perk up with having them around the bases. Why is this?
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Can eggplants survive down to 33 °F (1°C)?

We're getting a cold snap in May after the cold spring, and was wondering how cold eggplants can go while still surviving.
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What's the name of this small purple eggplant cultivar?

What's the name of this small purple eggplant cultivar? The purple color is close to the purple of the Japanese eggplant and Orient Charm eggplant. The ones in the first photo are 7 to 10 cm long, ...
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What's the name of this striped eggplant cultivar?

I've found names like "Striped eggplant" or "Rosa Bianca". In Spanish it's called "Berenjena listada". In Catalan it's similar: "Alberginia llistada".
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Eggplant/aubergine growing little tubular bits instead of leaves

G'day I'm growing some eggplants in a raised garden bed. They have been fairly productive over the last month or two, but have recently begun growing small tubular "bits" instead of large green ...
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Right container size for two eggplants together

I have planted two eggplant plants together (8 inch apart) in a 16 inch container as shown in the image below. Just wanted to know if this would be a problem when they grow bigger and affect the yield?...
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Will a low growing cover crop work under tomatoes or other nightshades?

I'm curious if anyone has had any luck with planting a cover crop like clover under tomato/eggplant/pepper plants... I garden organically and have issues with early/late blight that always takes out ...
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Interveinal chlorosis of aubergine leaves

My aubergine plant seems to be developing some nutrient deficiency. I pulled it from the ground in autumn about 9 months ago and placed it into an air pruning pot with some potting mix, and kept it ...
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What's this insect on my eggplant?

I took my eggplant inside for the winter, and it's starting to flower again. But I've noticed a variety of insects on it. I see webs so assume that there are spiders around, I see aphids, and psyllids ...
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Pruning eggplant for optimal fruit

I have a solitary eggplant that has several fruit growing (picture below). It's not terribly tall, in part because of the more successful squash nearby, but my soil is very good quality (amended with ...
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Should my healthy, flower-covered eggplant be producing fruit yet?

I have one eggplant plant that I planted about 2 months ago. It is about 4 feet tall and has a large number of flowers. Should it have started to bear fruit? I live on the Gulf Coast in Texas.
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Can I get any fruit from this eggplant?

I bought this eggplant over 4 months ago but made the mistake of planting it in the back yard where it only got a few hours of full sun, and was also under netting. It's now starting to flower but we ...
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How to Get Rid of white grubs?

I noticed that I have grubs in my garden. Is there anything Organic that I can use to get rid of them? These little things totally destroy my tomato and pepper plants.
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What Should I Do With My Soil?

Location: Palm Beach, FL - zone 10A My garden was infested with weevils and some other kind of fungi. I sprayed it with Monterey Garden Insect spray a week ago. This week, I noticed that my plants ...
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Should I prune fungus-infected vegetable plants or destroy them?

I have some eggplant and tomato plants. My eggplants appear to have some kind of fungus. It's being raining quite a bit in Central, FL; as a result, I think they are infecting the tomato plant too. ...
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What are these little white bugs on my eggplant?

I have these little white bugs on my eggplant, not many of them yet. What are they? How do i get rid of them? I'm a first year indoor organic gardener. It is important to note they are in pots. I ...
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Why are my eggplants golden brown?

Right now I have 3 eggplant plants of the same variety (I think Ichiban, but I may have that confused) growing fruit, two of them are growing golden brown fruits, as pictured above, the other's ...
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What are these small yellow bugs that are attacking my eggplant, and how can I stop them?

Our Eggplant got infected by some yellow pests (see image). Can anyone identify what they are? I try to avoid using pesticides whenever possible. What can be possible solutions to get rid of these ...
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Should eggplants be caged?

I just got eggplants starting to grow, with some flowers too. But I'm not sure if I should put a cage around it, like a small tomato cage.
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What is this grub-like bug that's eating my eggplant leaves?

Recently I noticed some bugs eating the leaves of my eggplant. This is the first time I've ever seen these and so far the only plants they are on are the eggplant, they wont touch the peppers next to ...
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Why do my eggplants have plenty of flowers but no fruit?

I have six or seven eggplant plants that are growing marvelously. They have been in the ground for about 3-4 months and are each about a foot, foot and a half tall. They all have plenty of purple ...
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How do I tell when an eggplant is ready to be picked?

In the past I've had eggplant in my garden but my parents had always taken care of harvesting them since I don't eat it. This year I'm growing a couple for them and have some fairly large fruit on the ...