Eggplant

Eggplant


Planting & Growing

Full sun, grows best in sandy soils, need warm temperatures to thrive, fruits produced in short window of warm season, provide abundant water, start germinating seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost or beginning of warmest season, transplant seedlings when 6-8 cm tall, grow with stakes, apply mild fertilizer every few weeks throughout growing season, allow only 5-7 fruits to grow and pinch off excess flower buds

  • Row Spacing:  60-80cm
  • Plant Spacing:  40-60cm
  • Depth:  2cm
  • Maturity:  115-130 days

growing months & season - per region

REGION

Growing Months
Season/s

ARID

JAN, FEB, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Winter,Spring

TROPICAL

JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Autumn,Winter,Spring

SUBTROPICAL

JAN, FEB, MAR, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Autumn,Winter,Spring

MILD

SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Spring

COOL

OCT, NOV, DEC
Summer,Spring

Garden Benefits

Health Benefits

Contain smaller quantities of a broad range of vitamins and nutrients, overall healthy; leaves may be boiled for stomach-calming tonic, roots can also be boiled, good for skin inflammations and abbrasions

Recipes with Eggplant

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