Patrick, eggplant isn't something that we have ever tried to grow in our garden. Is it a pretty hearty plant? Makes me want to get some plants and give them a go if it isn't too late in the growing season.
I wish we had fruit trees, all we have is strawberries and blueberries. Well blackberries too, but those are wild and grow on the sides of a dirt road close by.... So I guess they really aren't ours. LOL, people probably think we're crazy standing on the side of the road picking berries. No one forages anymore since in this day and age anything can be had at the local mega-mart without any of the effort. I find it enjoyable to get out and actually find your meal though, and the same goes for meat.