As all garden beds are either fully planted or overrun by weeds and grass (the majority), I resorted to planting in this trough. The eggplants are still tiny seedlings, so let's hope they'll start growing soon and provide us with some fruit this season.
The varieties are Black Beauty, Listada di Gandia, Thai Green, Rosita and Bianca Oval.
The theory behind the trough is also that I might be able to protect the plants in there over winter (some kind of mobile greenhouse thingie). This way they'd come alive again in Spring and this would (theoretically) give them quite a head start.