Before blossoms show their hue, purple veins and leaves suggest the color of eggplant.
Muppet googly eyes.
Here's an Ichiban blossom against May sky.
|Can you find the aphid?|
This is my first experience growing eggplant. It looks as though it may need some support soon.
Ichiban is the longer and more narrow variety.
Next to the Ichiban is another eggplant called Black Beauty which produces a rounder eggplant. Its leaves are more subtle, lacking the purple tones.
|Lady bug on Black Beauty leaf.|
It has yet to bloom. Together they are nestled near the beans and carrots.
I am looking forward to seeing the shiny eggplant next to the velvet leaves. And I'm even more excited to taste it.