The boulanger plant is also known as:
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.