The eggplants flourished in the greenhouse this year. We had the pleasure of picking about two dozen of these firm purple gems. The eggplant is an interesting vegetable to grow as they start as exotic looking purple flowers growing on tropical looking plants. Then they develop into these extraordinarily beautiful vegetables. They have such rich purple colour – something not often seen in nature. I held this eggplant up for a photograph and the shiny exterior reflected the clouds in the sky. The true satisfaction of a backyard gardener.