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Growing Eggplant, also Aubergine

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15 Jan 18 Phil Morton (Australia - temperate climate)
I've got three Asian eggplants growing, all from the same source, one in the ground and the other two in a raised garden bed. They all get equal treatment re fertiliser and watering but the two in the raised bed produce smaller fruit that is a very pale purple and tougher while the other has long much bigger deep purple fruit that's perfect. What could the likely cause be? pH or something else?
17 Jan 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The soil could be the difference. The raised bed would dry out quicker than the garden bed probably. Do they get the same amount of sunlight?
25 Jan 18 Phil Morton (Australia - temperate climate)
Not a lot of difference.... the one in the ground is closer to a west wall so get's about an hour less afternoon sunlight in a day. They both have good layers of mulch to help keep in the moisture. The 42' days recently and the few arriving from tomorrow have/will be doing damage to them both no doubt!
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