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Eggplant Paradise Discovered

September 16, 2014

I thought eggplants were supposed to slack off after peaking mid season.

Apparently I was wrong….

The good harvest my three traditional plants were providing has turned into a ridiculous harvest. Raised beds, drip irrigation and a lot of sun had left me suddenly awash in eggplants. A few days ago a branch sheared off of one of the plants while I was outside; the three large fruits were undamaged but it motivated me to stake the branches later that evening.

After turning the plants into works of suspended engineering art somewhat resembling Maypoles, I counted 37 fruit between the three plants:

Two staked eggplants dwarfing an artichoke transplant

Two staked eggplants dwarfing an artichoke transplant

"Laden"? Is that the word?

“Laden”? Is that the word?


We really like them but can’t eat 37 eggplants over the next week or ten days, so if you are local and interested in taking some off our hands then please get in touch.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. September 17, 2014 2:29 am

    Roast them until the outer skins blacken, peel off the skins, and freeze them. You can use them to make a salad (rather like a spread you put on bread) any time you like. Here’s the Food Network recipe:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/nadias-salata-de-vinete-eggplant-salad-spread.html

    • September 18, 2014 5:44 am

      Thank you!

  2. September 17, 2014 7:51 am

    Beautiful eggplants! I have a recipe using this wonderful vegetable that will make you swallow your tongue. Haha! Let me know if you would like to have it. I’ll gladly email it to you

    • September 18, 2014 5:42 am

      With this being the daily harvest for September I will gladly accept your offer. 😉

  3. Kellen Zemanski permalink
    December 18, 2014 9:25 pm

    Do you think I could have a list of materials/directions of how you made your rice paddy?

  4. Kellen Zemanski permalink
    December 19, 2014 4:00 pm

    Do you think you could give me a general set of directions on how you made your rice paddy? (with materials). Thanks!

    • Kellen Zemanski permalink
      December 19, 2014 4:00 pm

      Didn’t realize I posted the first one!

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