Japanese Eggplant wilting

alina79June 28, 2013

I have planted Japanese eggplants a month ago. The plant has been doing well. The weather has changed and we are now in low 80F and started wilting. There is a big eggplant growing and it is wilting as well. A few days in a row it was wilting and after watering it would go back to normal, but yesterday I watered it twice and this morning and it doesn't go back. Should I plant it to another spot, take the vegetable off, or at this point there is not use saving it.

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yukkuri_kame(Sunset 19 / USDA 9)

A bit of shade cloth might be helpful. Full california sun can be an intense thing.

Make sure you are watering deeply, not just the surface.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 5:57PM
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yukkuri_kame(Sunset 19 / USDA 9)

You could transplant to a pot in a fully shaded location for a few days and gradually expose it to more light as it seems capable of tolerating. But if you transplant, better pick the fruit.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 5:59PM
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