Grow Eggplants in Pots: Great Idea!

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Grow Eggplants in Pots

By Newyorkrita
April 23, 2015

Heat-loving eggplant thrives in containers. Take advantage of your sunniest location and use containers to grow eggplant.

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Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
Apr 22, 2015 9:28 PM CST
And they are beautiful plants too. Love those bright red stems!
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Apr 23, 2015 7:55 AM CST
I do grow egg plant plants in containers too.
But I seldom get fruit. But that is okay as I like the plants.
I have my own seedlings started for this year.
That happened because I found a FreeBee packet from 2009.
And was pleasantly surprised that the 6 year old seeds germinated.
Usually I just buy the plants from a garden center.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Apr 28, 2015 7:21 PM CST
Caroline I wonder if your lack of fruit is because those plants are not hot enough. Eggplants do love the heat. I have found that the container plants in pots on the hot asphalt driveway do much better for me that the ones in ground.

Joy, I agree they are lovely plants. I do really like the flowers too but I want the fruits ha-ha!
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Sep 1, 2016 7:29 PM CST
Mine are in pots on concrete driveway---
but they have been somewhat neglected when i went on an impromtu holiday!
Usually there are flowers---may have been too wet this last while?
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Sep 2, 2016 12:28 PM CST
Or too dry. Eggplants hate to dry out.
Name: Don Shirer
Westbrook, CT (Zone 6a)
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DonShirer
Oct 30, 2016 10:31 AM CST
I grew two Rosa Bianca eggplants in the ground this season and two in one-gallon pots. The ones in the ground had averaged 3 fruit per plant and the potted ones had just two which were slightly smaller. Probably a bigger pot would be better. Good support is needed since the ones in pots broke the twigs i used to prop them up and flopped over.

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