Brinjal are treated as perennials in our garden.
They take a long time to grow and impatient that I am to wait until late summer to harvest them if grown from seeds. So if I give the chance for the brinjal to survive over winter, I would have fresh brinjal again before summer comes. Last year spring I bought a seedling of bonica eggplant and left them growing over winter in the garden. What surprised us that early spring I found some fruits on it while I was cleaning up that area. Although it should be dark purple, the skin colour somewhat turn stripey and whitish. But the taste was good and sweet.
Who will expect that there are fruit on this bonica eggplant when it look dreadful like this.
I found snail hiding place on this brinjal plant.
Curiously, there were many snail but my greens were left untouched.
At the bottom of this plants new shoot appears.
Holes courtesy of those snails.
This is our Lebanese brinjal plant that has experience 2 winter seasons. In winter, this brinjal plant snuggle together with broccoli plants and dills. It does look a bit sad but it has started producing flowers.
Nice surprise this week.
We found a few baby brinjals on this plants.
Hope blossom on this plants will bear fruit successfully this spring.