I have a problem with my egg plant blossoms. They fall off while in
full bloom. The stem of the blossom is severed about 15 mm behind the
Looked at the break with a lens. It looks like it has snapped, rather
than been eaten through.
Have put down snail bait in case the weight of a snail is snapping the
Does anybody have any suggestions about the cause of the problem?
Night-time temperatures too low or too high (should range between 15 - 25 deg C)
Day-time temperatures too high (over 32 deg C)
Lack of pollination (no pollinators)
Drying winds (affects pollen viability)
Birds (young starlings pull blossoms off of eggplants and squash in my garden --
diagnostic of this are beak-shaped marks on the *flower*)
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.