I hope everyone is fairing well with the crazy temperatures and wind gusts.
The temperature fluctuations are severe here making fruit set a challenge with some of my tom varieties. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USFL0372
Also the Sweet 100 seedlings are struggling. I took them in last night and back out this morning.
While I was in the garden this morning a gust of wind burst through and leveled my Thai round eggplant severing it at it's base.
I immediately taped it together, mounded "soil" higher around it's base bringing it above the break. But within :30 it was looking sad -- droopy leaves.
It was not supported as well as usual at the time of the break because my local nursery was out of support cages when I tried to purchase more a month ago. They promised me they'd come within 2 weeks, then any day. They're in today. I'll pick them up.
Thankfully, just before the wind burst I had fortified the support on tomato vines.
I usually grow extra plants in case I lose some, but I already gave away my extras. The last eggplant went about a week ago.
Good thing I planted 2 boxes of eggplants this season. That was my only round Thai variety though.
Oh well, maybe it will pull through. That was a thorny little bugger anyway. It had thorns everywhere -- even down the spine of it's leaves.