Rescuing the Boulanger Plant

Last updated: November 14, 2017 at 1:41 am

The boulanger plant that I am going to rescue shortly. Photo taken on 10th of November, 2017.

The boulanger plant is also known as:

The Eggplant

The Aubergine

And the Baigan Plant.

Scientific Name: Solanum Melongena

The boulanger plant produces a healthy fruit which makes a good breakfast and other dainty dishes. When I came to visit Mr. Wayne Augusto Mann in Bonfim, around November, 2017, I saw a dying boulanger plant in his backyard which he had planted some time back.

The leaves and and stem were scorched and I figured that this was due to lack of water and the hot climate. I must mention here that Bonfim is one of the hottest regions on earth, although not the hottest by any means.

I told Wayne that I would do some work on this plant. He laughed a little. “Why not plant a new one,” he said.

“Why?” I replied. “When I can easily revive this one?”

Besides, planting new ones is no problem, but that shouldn’t deter me from taking care of this one.

“Plants are not like animals or human beings,” Wayne laughed. “That you have to rescue. They’re just plants. They can be replaced!”

That is in the mind of the average person, but not so for the organic gardener. The organic gardener has a passion for rescuing plants just as much as human beings or animal.

So, without further ado, I will get to work and post pictures here of my progress with this boulanger plant.

Day 2 – Tilling the soil -10th November, 2017

Day 2 – Soaking the dry, parched ground with water. – 10th November, 2017.

Day 2 – retilling and resoaking – repeating the process. 10th November 2017

Repeat the process until there is water clogging and run off of water. 10th November, 2017

Retill and rewater several times until the soil is saturated with water. 10th November, 2017

Sprinkle a little cow manure around the root and water lightly. 10th November, 2017

Pack dry grass around the root and let nature work its magic. – End of day 2’s activities. 10th November, 2017.

In his book, “Organic Gardening for Life,” Patrick Carpen reveals all the techniques, methods and secrets he uses to grow healthy and productive crops organically. (Coming Soon)

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