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Poached Egg Plant

yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 782


I sowed Poached Egg Plant Seedlings at the beginning of May - one of those cute little seed packets that says 'Great for kids' and easy to grow.

So where is this 'big kid' going wrong?  I sowed them straight into the ground.  Everything else sowed there has grown away brilliantly.  But NOT these Poached Egg Plant Seedlings.  They have been as you see this one in the photo for about a month now and they seem to have stopped.  Wondering if maybe it's this 'packet' - maybe they were stored in too much heat or something in the shop?

I have a whole little bed which I wanted covered in them at the edges- but my patience is wearing thin.  Are they supposed to be like this for weeks and weeks and not do anything?

Not the end of the world of course - but they're the only things not growing.


Last edited: 20 June 2017 01:15:16


  • Jason millyJason milly Posts: 546

    I started mine of in trays and have put them in flower beds a few week ago and they don't seem to move on very quickly  so I don't think you are doing anything wrong just be patient and they will plod on , by the way I did see in the seed catalogue the other day ones that are called scramble eggs witch are a mix of yellow and white and pale yellow a bit more fun for you .

  • debs64debs64 Posts: 4,915

    Mine were slow to start but speeding up now hoping to have flowers soon

  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003

    I tried them for the first time this year too, they do seem to 'stall' for a while but then take off.

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,432

    I sowed some LAST YEAR in a wildflower area I am trying to get going, never saw a thing, till this year, not a massive amount, but hoping they will re-seed for next year.

  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 782

    Thanks so much everybody.  I had sowed some in 3" pots as well - they are the same as the ones sown in the ground.

    I will wait and see how they go.  Thanks for your time.  Much appreciated.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Yip! Me too years ago and I never tried again. Foolproof apparently. Clearly not this fool. image

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