Today we nerd out on eggplants (available June-October). If there is one word I would choose to associate with eggplant, it would be mystery. I realized this when I was hanging out with my husband’s aunt (at a safe social distance, of course) in her backyard, learning about a red kind of celery she was growing and admiring her raised bed tomatoes soaking in the sun. She is a skilled gardener and linguist and when I mentioned I was going to write about eggplants, I asked whether tomatoes and eggplants are both nigthshades. 

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