Make Your Own Eggplant Garden!
Eggplant is very easy to grow at home, but you need to take care of some special things for the best results. Below are some tips that will help you to grow eggplants easily at home. So stay tuned with us and learn how to grow eggplant at home in a container & pot.
Best Time To Grow Eggplant
If you want to grow eggplant outdoor, start the seeds 6 to 10 weeks before the last frost. July, August, September, and even October are the best harvest months for eggplant, it all depends on where you live and what kind of plant you want to plant. For best results choose a very sunny location.
Best Soil Temperature For Eggplant
Eggplants like to grow in well-drained sandy loam soils, which are very high in organic matter. For best growth, soil pH should be between 5.8 and 6.5. Eggplant requires a moderate amount of fertilizer. Add a good amount of rotten manure or a normal fertilizer to the planting bed for a week before planting. The best temperature for quick seed germination is 70 to 90 ° F.
Required Sunlight For Eggplant
It is important to know that eggplant thrives in warm soil. Give your eggplant at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight a day. If you live in a frosty area, use LED light for your plant (Aerogarden) as well as if you keep your containers out for sunlight then don’t forget to take the container to any protected place at night, otherwise, the plants will fail to thrive due to night frost.
How to Grow Eggplant In Container & Pot
Choose small pots or plastic trays if you growing eggplant from seed. Use certified seeds and potting mix for the best-growing result.
- Choose the dark-colored pots because it absorbs more sunlight, or if you don’t have then color your old pots.
- Make a drainage hole in the pot and then add fertilizer soil to it.
- Dig a 1/2 inch hole between your pot or in a plastic tray. If you want to grow lots of plants, use 2 or 3 containers for seedlings and dig 2 holes in each container.
- Place two seeds in each hole and cover the seeds with potting mix.
- Put the pot or tray on a windowsill, or where the sunlight comes at least 6 to 8 hours a day.
- Keep the soil moist, water the seeds as needed.
- Once the seed has germinated and reaches at least 1/2 foot in height then it is time to move your plant to a permanent pot.
- Fill the permanent pot with the potting mix, dig a deep and wide hole in the soil, remove the seedling from the previous pot or tray. gently put seedlings in the pot permanently, be care full to keep the plant upright.
- Fix the plant with an extra potting mix, give your plant any kind of support, you can use a stem or any wooden strip. Gently fix the plant by adding some extra soil around the plant.
- Now, it is time to take care of your plant by giving proper water and sunlight. Water the plant every day, and make sure to put the pot on the windowsill or where the direct sunlight comes.
Planting eggplants at home depends on care. Be sure to take care of them and keep plants away from pests and diseases.
Different Types of Eggplant
- Graffiti Eggplant
- African Garden Egg Eggplant
- Indian Eggplant
- Italian Eggplant
- Japanese White Egg Eggplant
- Little Green Eggplant
- Ping Tung Eggplant
- Chinese Round Mauve Eggplant
- Bianca Eggplant
- Tango Eggplant
- Santana Eggplant
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