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Old 07-14-2015, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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Have never tried white eggplant before. I accidentally picked the plant up without reading complete label. But later I learned they are creamier and tastes better. So now can't wait for the plant to produce more fruits for me to try it out.

I have fall off problem with my other plants too such as peppers and I did see some tomato flowers, but they have dried out now. Haven't seen any tomatoes yet. I am new to vegetable gardening so not sure where I am going wrong. I thought it could be me watering daily, so now I water every alternate days.
Plants that blossom will often sacrifice their flowers to harness their energy to better survive extreme heat, cold, etc. (environmental stresses), during and shortly after transplanting and/or when they are not pollinated properly. Even when you do everything right, sometimes the blossoms drop or the setting fruit don't make it. All part of the process. Do not worry so much about the plants losing their blossoms, especially with the heat and humidity you're experiencing. It is VERY common and nothing is wrong with your plants. My pepper plants have dropped countless blossoms for God only knows what reason(s), but are still completely covered in peppers. Continue your feeding and watering and wait for the weather to cool. Your plants will surprise you.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:07 PM
 
Location: USA
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Plants that blossom will often sacrifice their flowers to harness their energy to better survive extreme heat, cold, etc. (environmental stresses), during and shortly after transplanting and/or when they are not pollinated properly. Even when you do everything right, sometimes the blossoms drop or the setting fruit don't make it. All part of the process. Do not worry so much about the plants losing their blossoms, especially with the heat and humidity you're experiencing. It is VERY common and nothing is wrong with your plants. My pepper plants have dropped countless blossoms for God only knows what reason(s), but are still completely covered in peppers. Continue your feeding and watering and wait for the weather to cool. Your plants will surprise you.
This gives me some relief. The flower of the eggplant drop off and I noticed for some of my plants, the old leaves are dying and falling off, but at the same time it's getting new stems and leaves. Could be transplanting shock and weather. Am going to ignore that for couple of weeks more and if that still continues to happen, then I will have to feed them with some liquid solution like magnesium, nitrogen and other stuff which each plant needs.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:00 AM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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leave it outside it needs the sun and warmth.
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Old 07-16-2015, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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This gives me some relief. The flower of the eggplant drop off and I noticed for some of my plants, the old leaves are dying and falling off, but at the same time it's getting new stems and leaves. Could be transplanting shock and weather. Am going to ignore that for couple of weeks more and if that still continues to happen, then I will have to feed them with some liquid solution like magnesium, nitrogen and other stuff which each plant needs.
Do just that. Older leaves will begin to yellow and brown - just remove them so your plants are not wasting energy on them. I prune lightly on a constant (daily) basis - I remove any old/deteriorating growth and thin dense pockets of foliage to allow better air flow and prevent issues related to excessive moisture. With the number of plants (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, squash, etc.) I'm growing this season, I prune enough to fill two 5-gallon buckets every other day. Established plants will respond very favorably to routine pruning; at least that's what I've found in my experience.
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