The eggplant is very popular in a variety of cultures. What an interesting vegetable in deed. It’s a member of the nightshade family, and has been cultivated throughout the world dating back to the middle ages. This is the first year that I have tried growing some, and so far the results are good. With so many varieties to pick, I tried some small green and white striped ones . They seem pretty well resistant to the ferocious insects of Northern Ontario, and did not need very much of my attention, making them a winner for my garden. I like simple gardening with a high yield .