akamothernatureJuly 2, 2008

I have 6 eggplants growing in containers. They are flowering yet not making eggplants. The leaves are green and do not indicate needing fertilizer. I have taken a q-tip and tried to pollinate them myself since I haven't seen any bees around. Still no luck. I have been doing this to the container tomato plants with great results.

Suggestions as to what might be wrong or what I need to do to get the eggplants to producing?



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Hi Val,
You do not need to try and pollinate the flowers. They are self pollinating. Tomatoes are also. Cucumbers, squash, and melons need to be pollinated by insects or hand.
Two factors that could hinder the development of fruit are too high of temps or not enough water. But sometimes I notice the first set of flowers on plants don't develop fruits/seeds when really nothing is wrong. The subsequent flowers produce without problems. I'm not sure why.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2008 at 10:10PM
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