On June 13, I posted an article about my frustrations with growing eggplant here in Northern Virginia. I had tried several times only to be defeated by flea beetles or improper pollination. This year I tried growing them in EarthBoxes and I am pleased to say it worked. Not only do I have plenty of eggplant but my family loved my eggplant parmesan! I really like eggplant as a summer annual in the garden: structurally, the plant provides large striking leaves and dark purple fruit. Now I am inspired to grow different varieties and to try different eggplant recipes. Maybe even get a few more EarthBoxes!
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Peggy’s lectures and workshops
Saturday, April 4, 10:30 am, culinary herb presentation, Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria, VA. Free.
Sunday, April 5, 2020, 1:00 pm, edible flowers presentation, Merrifield Garden Center, Gainesville location. Free.
Saturday, May 16, 10:30 am, culinary herbs presentation, Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria, VA. Free
Saturday, May 23, 10:30 am, culinary herbs presentation, Richard Byrd Library, 7250 Commerce Street, Alexandria, VA. Free.
Saturday, May 30, 2:00 pm, culinary herbs presentation, John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, VA. Free.
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