My current home doesn't have a verandah but I'd like it to! A long porch surrounding the entire house. With a porch swing, potted blueberry plants, and a long strong dog laying at my feet. The sweet smell of lrosemary and freshly-turned soil wafting across my yard. The chickens clucking contentedly as they scratch for goodies in the fertile dirt. Knowing we have a full root cellar, trees in the orchard about to drop their bounty, and soup made all from hand-picked harvests bubbling in the crockpot. Heaven.

Please move with me over to my current blog, ... thank you!

Eggplant Varieties

This past year, we grew black beauty eggplants (picked before they got big and bitter) and small round thai-green eggplant. Maybe I should tell you that I don't care for eggplant. But I keep hoping I can find one that doesn't remind me of my mother's horrible cooking when I was growing up!

So... looking for a decent non-bitter eggplant to grow and eat. Here's what we need from an eggplant:

- short growing season (90 days, but less is preferred)
- easy to grow in a container or square foot garden
- small and sweet (not bitter)
- prolific
- hardy for harsh winds/microbursts
- heirloom (non-gmo, and so we can save seeds to grow)

Thoughts? Comments?


Carla said...

Here in so. Calif. I grow Japanese eggplants. They are long and thinner than the regular plant. Try them sliced 1/4" lengthwise, sauteed w/sweet onion on an open faced sandwich with basil pesto.
I love eggplant this way.

Carla said...

You might also want to check out this website for seeds regarding heirloom eggplant. She (he)lists some as being as being bitter, some as sweet. And several of the plants grow in a short period of time.
I'm assuming you start these under a grow light and set them out as plants. Even here in so. Cal it gives the plants a great start.