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Eggplant Challenge

  I am such a Nervous Nelly when it comes to planting "exotic" plants like this little hardy(?) eggplant.  10 seeds cost me $7.   When/if it actually germinates indoors, then, the following instructions:  "Using a clear plastic cloche or floating row cover (hoop bed????) will help growth by increasing warmth.  Cool Temps increase leafy growth but no fruit will set. Plastic mulch(????) placed over the  prepared and fertilized soil for a week before transplanting will increase the temperature and increase better fruit set. Grow like peppers BUT keep in mind that eggplants need even more warmth before transplanting (mid to late June.) If the plant is below 21°C (70°F) the fruit may not set "ARGHHH *West Coast Seeds: Untreated seeds for organic growing, non-GMO