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Jacob_Valleau
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Are these flowers on my eggplant plant?

Are these buds or something? Ive only had the plant for maybe...3-4 weeks...and Its grown from like...3 inches to 16 inches.

[img]https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v460/neopetsjacobanderic/eggplant1.png[/img]

[img]https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v460/neopetsjacobanderic/eggplant2.png[/img]

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Kisal
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Yes, they are buds. I've never grown eggplant, so I can't tell you whether they are flower buds or leaf buds, but they are definitely one or the other. :)

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Jacob_Valleau
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leaf bud? never heard of it..is it all the fun of a bud without the flower or fruit?

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Yup!

The eggplants will grow out of those flower petals. Enjoy!

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hendi_alex
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Don't get your finger too close to them at this stage. Many a novice gardener has been known to lose a finger when those buds are feeding!

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Jacob_Valleau
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lol hendi_alex!

They do look kinda evil.

I was at the grocery store and looked at the japanese eggpant. $3.50 each!

I bought my plant for $1.50!

I say its a good investment.

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What I did with my eggplant blossoms was to pluck them. Once they form the flowers. I read somewhere that they are wind pollinated ( I forgot exactly what was said) Now, I have eggplant everywhere. BEWARE OF THE FLEA BEETLES!!!!! :evil:

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