Wondering what is aubergine ?? Well that’s another name for our dear egg plant aka Brinjal.
I had given you an update on their status sometime back here
They have started yielding and seem are very consistently feeding my kitchen.
About 15 days after my last post on them, i.e., around 23rd of March i got the first harvest.
From then on i have been getting a steady harvest of around 1kg (around 6-7 of them weigh 1 kg) every week to 10 days.
Here is one more harvest getting barbecued in local chulha. We made Baingan Bharta out of them and of course the ash from the chulha (after cooling) went straight into the soil beds.
As a kitchen gardener i dream of becoming self sustained and steady harvests like these are surely going to take me a long way to fulfill that dream. I have around 15 plants and right now most of them have just given 1-2 fruits. So, am very hopeful to achieve a good degree of self-sustenance based on their output in the next 2-3 month’s. Keeping my fingers crossed and praying to God to save them from unforeseen damages/pests.
So, far i have not seen any major pests in my egg-plants except for few mealy bugs. The harvest itself is not infected with any insects. That’s without the use of any chemical pesticide. I am just growing few marigold and garlic plants besides them and regularly applying Panchagavya. If you ask me which one out of them is working. Hmm.. Am not too sure.
And here is a video of the dude who made all this possible. I am talking of a bee, who is on duty in my garden. Coming everyday morning around 7 AM and pollinating all the flowers that are there. Can’t wish for better luck than having such a dutiful guy working for me. Thanks bee 🙂
Just in case you had any doubt about how to pollinate you egg-plant flowers with electric toothbrush this is a lesson from the master himself.