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‘Patio Baby’ Eggplant
Eggplant is fussy about its growing conditions, and many insects wreak havoc with it. Flea beetles riddle leaves with holes, tomato hornworms can defoliate a plant overnight and mites also attack plants. Flowers drop without forming fruit if temps drop below 60 F or soar over 75 F. Eggplant is easiest to grow in warmer zones.