Friday, July 2, 2010

Is that an eggplant in your pocket..

or are you just happy to see me?  Um, i apologize, but look at that thing! 


To update my green post, container eggplant gardening has been a major success! 



2 eggplants of sufficient size for eating, plus more in the background!  I sliced them in spears, drizzled olive oil, sprinkled on my go to Mrs. Dash mesquite grilling seasoning, and broiled them on low.


I plucked an additional one off yesterday, there are still more not quite ready yet, plus more flowers on top of that. I know some of you guys have major veggie gardens going, and just seeing these guys grow is such a thrill! I feel like a proud parent!   Plus the excitement of seeing the process?  And cooking food which i grew? I'd say that's 2.99 well spent! Hopefully i can find one next year, too.

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Lest we forget big arse pepper, or he'll get a complex.  He's all alone thus far, but it's still early.

This will be making the rounds here: Party page 

22 comments:

The Working Home Keeper said...

That's awesome! I didn't know eggplants would do so well in containers.

Mary Ellen

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That looks great! Happy for you and the eggplants are such a good size! Wow, encouraging for us container gardeners.

Heather said...

Hahahaha, I died laughing at the opening line. I was like, "Wait, did I read that right?!" Good for you. I need to get on the container gardening thing. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for linking up, girl!

Nesty Girl said...

Your eggplants and peppers look great! Up North, my butternut squash (also in containers) are just forming the first signs of "baby squash." It'll be a while before I can enjoy anything other than fresh basil from my containers!

Julie @ My Life...Inspired said...

Wow, good job with the eggplant! I wish I was that good at growing vegetables but I'm the kinda girl that needs plants that I can put in the ground and forget about because usually thats what I do...forget about them! Good luck with the container garden. Stopping by from New Friend Friday

Sandy said...

I just love Eggplant... yours look fabulous... check out this site.. you might be interested....

http://www.blogguidebook.com/

I'm in there as of today..
Sandy
thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

-K said...

Awesome garden photos.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh--what a wonderful garden!!
I just came on to wish you a Happy 4th of July!
HUGS,
Cindy

Diann said...

your garden veggies look wonderful!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Very impressive! I'm growing eggplant in my garden for the first time this year, and so far, no fruit (or veggie). I hope mine look as great as yours!

Melissa said...

Eggplant - yum...wish my family would eat it.

FineArtPainting said...

isnt it lovely to grow one's own food? it's a skill we soon all need again


Rose
http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-4/

(ps. suggestion: please open your NAME/URL option in your comments, so i can easily leave comments)

Debbie said...

Love your opening!! too funny. Your vegies look great. Growing your own vegies and fruit is so rewarding, isn't it?
Debbie@houseatthelake

alissa said...

Congrats - your eggplant look delish! And so many of them too!

Barbara said...

They look wonderful! If I could just keep the critters out, I would love to try these.

2littlehooligans said...

I love that Im not the only one that takes photos of their veggies! Thanks for sharing.

Stacia said...

Fabulous! I just saw your pictures on a link party. As a first year veggie gardener with no eggplants yet, you give me hope!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Oh wow! Those eggplants are beauties. They were probably very yummy. Much better than store bought, no?

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks for visiting us for our Anything Related party!
{Rebekah}

Leah said...

Oh! I wish I had time to garden! LOVE me some fresh vegetables! My mom pulled out 32 tomatoes today from her garden! Thanks for playing Toot Your Horn Tuesday

Room to Inspire said...

I am jealous, I love eggplant but have yet been able to grow one like yours! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired this month.

Chelsea

idesign said...

this made me laugh...good job with the garden!