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  • I'm afraid I won't pass on compliments to Jack: his ego is big enough already.
    I live in a part of the UK with very mild winters. Please take this into account before thinking "if he is sowing those now...."

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    • Looks like I'm not the only one keen to start eating aubergines. Black Beauty on the left is untouched, as is the small Early Long Purple (not photographed - because so far it's neither early or long ). Interestingly the two chomped Moneymaker's are from different plants - one in the garden greenhouse and the other from the lotty PT.

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ID:	2547799 Following on from above - griddled the sliced aubs (no oil or salt) and served with goats cheese on top of lettuce, next to crushed spuds with chorizo.

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        • Mr Bones one of my moneymakers had a hole just the right hand one in your picture. Luckily towards one end and didn't seem to affect the rest of the fruit.



          I live in a part of the UK with very mild winters. Please take this into account before thinking "if he is sowing those now...."

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          • Originally posted by quanglewangle View Post
            Mr Bones one of my moneymakers had a hole just the right hand one in your picture. Luckily towards one end and didn't seem to affect the rest of the fruit.
            I cut the affected bits out, not sure what caused it though - caterpillar, fungal, bacterial. Even went out at night with a torch but couldn't see anything.
            Location ... Nottingham

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            • ^^^ I admire your forensic devotion Mr Bones. I just put it down to bugs
              I live in a part of the UK with very mild winters. Please take this into account before thinking "if he is sowing those now...."

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              • Snails have a go at aubergines here. I've seen them at it. It surprised me because I thought the skin would be a bit leathery for them.
                Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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                • FYI metaldehyde is not banned in greenhouses. The regulations that ban it refer to outside use.

                  Note: I am not taking a position on use of metaldehyde, just pointing out a detail in the regulations.
                  I live in a part of the UK with very mild winters. Please take this into account before thinking "if he is sowing those now...."

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                  • 3 Aubergine plants in large pots outside doing ok, I Click image for larger version

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                    • They are doing well, Dorothy rouse. So well they look like they might outgrow their pots. How deep/wide are the pots? Plus, I presume they look so wet because you've just watered them.

                      Mine are a mystery to me at the moment. The flowers disappear. They're pollinated and little aubergines start to burgeon. And then they're gone. Not dropped off because unpollinated, I think, as there's never anything on the ground anywhere nearby. It's as if something comes in the night and just eats the whole thing. I've killed a few locusts in the vicinity this year. But they don't normally bother the aubergines when they're this small.
                      Location: north-east Spain, where the sun is too hot, the rain too torrential, the hail too big, the wind too windy and the snow too deep. Last frost: usually mid-April, sometimes first week in May. First frost: mid-October.

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                      • Yes they are in big pots, same size as I grow my tomatoes in, and yes they had just been watered, they’ve suddenly grown this last week

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                        • Looking good, especially for outside. They do grow fast once the get going.

                          My pots are only little bit bigger than yours and we get a good crop.

                          We do remove the big lower leaves.
                          I live in a part of the UK with very mild winters. Please take this into account before thinking "if he is sowing those now...."

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