|Eggplant 1 at the farm|
|Eggplant 2 at the farm - tied to keep it from falling!|
I have a weakness - each time we visit a nursery I tend to buy something or the other, usually a pack of seeds. During one such time, I had picked a pack of eggplant seeds, and I gifted it to my dear aunt (who loves gardening). She was excited, and sowed a few seeds. My little cousin and her friends play on the terrace, and had dug almost all containers. Oh, how will the seeds sprout? We can't scold the kids - their tender hearts will pain; so we gave them the task to monitor the container, and see if a sprout appeared.
One fine day, the sprouts did appear! About five or six plants grew healthy, and I borrowed two or three from my aunt. The plants grew well and flowered too; but due to rains, the flowers fell one after another. Now that the rains have stopped, one of the plants has flowers. Out of four flowers, one has a fruit. I am all excited! Hope to see more fruits. :-)
|Eggplant emerging shyly at our garden|