"J" is doing alright, you agree? Now don't get overly picky. Yes, I see that the Chinese rose beetles have been nibbling. And that eggplant on the lower left might be indicative of thrips. But am I doing any better? No way. In fact, I haven't had particular success growing this type of eggplant, so I give "J" a gold star. A big gold star!
Now, what's for dinner "J"? Baba ganoush and chips? Eggplant parmigiana? Grilled eggplant and meat sauce?