Q.Too Many Eggplants, but All Very Small
This is the second season of my eggplant bush and it’s producing a lot of fruit but they are all very small and light colored. Last year, the plant produced 1-2 eggplants at a time, but they were big, bright purple, healthy eggplants. (Planted from seed late last summer) In addition, many of the flowers are drying and falling off. What am I doing wrong, and how can I make the plant healthy again? Some of the small eggplants are falling off the stem with a light touch. I am considering trimming the plant so it’ll help the remaining fruit grow bigger. Will that help?
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It sounds like a pollination problem. If the flowers are not properly pollinated, the fruit will be small and deformed. This article will help you with understanding about pollinators:
This article explains how you can attract them to your garden: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm