mansgirl
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First time growing Eggplant

I have 2 eggplants going in my garden right now. I'm pretty sure they are the normal purple tear-drop shaped egg plants. My friend gave them to me as she had extras in her greenhouses. I've hardened them off, transplanted them, and put climbers over them. Over the past 4 days we've had alot of rain. The bottom leaves are looking a little yellow.. is that OK? Just exactly how big do eggplants get? Any tips?

Thanks!
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jal_ut
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Yellowing of leaves is a common thing when nursery plants are set in the garden. The new growth should be a good green color. Patience.
Gardening at 5000 feet elevation, zone 4/5 Northern Utah, Frost free from May 25 to September 8 +/-

DoubleDogFarm
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I grew Millionaire Eggplant last year, they matured at about 3ft tall.

Like Jim said, give them time to settle in, they should do fine.

mansgirl
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Thanks guys! I kind of figured it might just be shock, but we also picked up a lot of rain this week. More tonight. *GROAN* Are they tolerant of lots of rain? Hopefully they'll perk up soon. :)
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-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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