Why are my Egg Plants turning green!
I planted two different varieties of eggplant, the typical purple and Japanese. Both varieties did very well and were producing beautiful purple fruit mid way into the growing season, which I harvested when I felt they were good to go. In August the fruit started turning green, some were a pale greenish purple, and some were mostly green. The problem was most evident when we returned from a week long vacation in early August, the plants were watered with a timer, but IÃ¯Â¿Â½m not sure the timer was working properly, I had two malfunction when setting them up, and the third was working when I left, but not upon my return, so I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t know if they were watered properly for the first week in August.
Both varieties turned pale purple or green, and the plant growth seemed to slow down during that same time period. When I was able to get them on a normal watering schedule, the plants started new growth and the purple flowers were appearing in greater numbers, and I am getting purple fruit once again.
I see IÃ¯Â¿Â½m not the only one this is affecting, and was hoping this information may help determine the cause, which I believe may be due to an improper watering schedule during that first week in August.
Thanks a lot.