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Growing Eggplant, also Aubergine

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02 Jun 18 Caroline (New Zealand - cool/mountain climate)
I have never grown eggplant before but successfully grew 6 plants this year outside in Invercargill. They produced well and have just started to die off now that we are getting frosts every night. I have harvested all the fruit but was wondering if it is worth leaving them in the ground for next year or just pulling them out and starting again next year.
13 Sep 18 Mike (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Read the notes at the bottom of the page.
04 Jun 18 Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Your eggplants will probably die off completely during the winter, so it would be best to start again with new ones in Spring.
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