The practice with tomatoes is to pinch off the lower axillary buds when it starts to flower. Does anyone know if this applies to eggplants as well?
Hi edurink, I don't know about eggplant being pinched off, but I was going to ask the same question. I was real late in getting my greenhouse into operation, and being september already, I just finished pruning my eggplant the same as my tomatoes. I have had real good results with the GH, and am running out of time for the produce to mature, but in just 3 days I have seen a real difference in my tom's. Good luch with yours!!
Here's an interesting abstract from the internet. Basically it concludes pruning decreases yield.
Here is a link that might be useful: Pruning abstract
Thanks for the information. It may be conflicting, nonetheless, it's useful info and encourages me to search more. Quite a coincidence, one of the references in the website hank_mili suggested mentions U.P. Los Banos. I graduated from there. Dr. J. Deanon was my teacher. The name Dr. Opena sounds very familiar also. I have two sets of eggplants of different ages. The older ones, I did some pruning already following the practice with tomatoes. The younger ones, they are still very small, I won't prune and see how they will perform.
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Here is a link that might be useful: Hydroponics Ideas for the Hobbyist