Eggplants not setting fruit what gives
plants are very healthy-looking and have had many blossoms, but I see
no fruit setting. Am I giving too much water, too much fertilizer?
I water every day and fertilize once a week. Last year, we were
loaded with eggplant in the same vegetable boxes. We have had some
intense heat in the nineties and above recently. Thanks for your
Helen & Group:
It is not your watering or feeding. You would not have healthy plants if either of those were the problem.
Intense heat will certainly affect fruit-set. In addition - the difference between day-time and night-time temperatures can have an impact. Plants like to cool off at night.
To mitigate the extreme heat you can try putting a narrow frame above your plants and placing a 25% shade cloth on it (just stretching it over T-Frames will work) - just to take the worst heat off during the mid-day hours. Another cooling device is to mist your plants during the day, but that can lead to fungus disease, so I can't recommend it.
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