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Growing Eggplant, also Aubergine

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19 Apr 18 Tracey (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi All I have Lebanese eggplants which are coming to an end. This is the first time I have grown them and they have fruited extremely well. Do you pull the plant out when they have finished or will they fruit again net year? Thanks
04 Oct 18 Lucy Carson (Australia - temperate climate)
I dug mine up in Autumn, potted up and kept in greenhouse over winter (regular watering), they have already got buds on them and I'll replant back in the garden.
22 Apr 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I believe they will grow again but I wouldn't bother - just grow new plants next year. My old plants are so straggly and fall over so much I just pull them out. Fresh new strong plants next year.
20 Apr 18 Carol (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Hi Tracey. This is from the info here on eggplants.. "Perennial in tropical climates otherwise grown as an annual" So, if you're in a temperate climate, I'd pull them out. When I was in Fiji a few years ago, eggplants were used as hedges in one of the villages we stayed in!
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