eggplants act like humans.

can anyone tell me why eggplants go to sleep at night? seriously, our eggplant sleeps when its dark and then ‘awakens’ when there’s light. it’s a bit bizarre. so bizarre that i was compelled to document the process when our home was the temporary greenhouse.

awake eggplant.

note: flower and leaves are open

sleeping eggplant.

note: same leaves and flower are now closed.

i kinda felt like we had a venus fly-trap or something in our house.  does anyone else’s eggplant act like a human?

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  1. Jackie eggplants are of the night shade plant family. I know they are not good for people with inflammatory diseases like arthiristis and Lupus … read on

    What is a Nightshade?
    Nightshade is a term used to describe the Solanaceae family of plants. Solanaceae includes the famous psychoactive “deadly nightshade” or belladonna, as well as some of the most common edible plants. Members of the nightshade family include:

    •potatoes
    •tomatoes
    •bell peppers
    •eggplant
    •tobacco
    •petunias
    •mandrake
    •hot peppers (capsicum)
    •wolfberries
    Solanaceae is also known as the potato family.

    Read more at Suite101: Nightshade Plants: Good or Bad?: Potatoes, Pepper, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Tobacco, Wolfberry, Belladonna http://naturalmedicine.suite101.com/article.cfm/nightshades#ixzz0qWoQDeSW

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