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Garden Plant Surprises

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Specializes in Primary Care Clinics. Has 26 years experience.

Has anyone ever tried multiple times to grow plants that totally fail every time and then they surprise you by appearing in your seedling salvage box bearing fruit? šŸ˜®

I had a storage container that I would sometimes replant seedlings that I thinned out of the main garden. This morning I was pleasantly surprised to see a Rosa Bianca Eggplant fruit growing from one of the matured salvaged seedling plants. Ā I wasĀ never successful with Ā Rosa Bianca eggplant in the main purposedĀ garden. Ā 
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I am trying not to waste seeds and seedlings. I evenĀ made a delicious meal with the baby leaves of thinned out broccoli and cauliflower seedlingsĀ sautĆ©ed in olive oil and garnished over rice and vegetables. Ā I will plant fewer seeds next time because the germinationĀ rate is high most of the time and Garden space is so valuable.

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Zapi791, BSN, LVN, RN

Specializes in Primary Care Clinics. Has 26 years experience. 33 Posts

update 1

It turned out to be another Fairy Tale eggplant, but I do have a Rosa Bianca plant which is correctly labeledĀ that seems to have a fertilized flower so I am praying that it will go full term. Ā I wrapped the Rosa Bianca plant in aĀ frost blanketĀ to keep it warm because we will have a few cold nights in the 40's FĀ (pic below).

I found two more unlabeled eggplants, both with white fruit. Ā One hasĀ long white fruit which looks like a Casper, and the other hasĀ more round white fruit. Ā I picked several bell peppers too, so that the plants wouldn't struggle tonight in the cold.Ā 

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