Get a fully grown brinjal plant with ready to harvest vegetables. Plant is a perennial with multiple harvests possible.
Most commonly purple or green, the spongy absorbent fruit is used in a number of different cuisines. Typically used as a vegetable in cooking, it is a berry by botanical definition. As a member of the genus Solanum, it is related to tomatoes and potatoes. Like the tomato, its skin and seeds can be eaten but like the potatoes, it needs to be cooked. Eggplant is nutritionally low in macronutrient and micronutrient content, but the special ability it possesses- to absorb oils and flavors into its flesh through cooking has lead to the expansion of its use in the culinary arts. This plant is relatively easy to grow from seeds and is a must-have in your kitchen garden.
Common names: Brinjal, Eggplant
Scientific name: Solanum melongena
Life: Over 2 years.
Where to keep the plant: Place your pot in a sunny location since these plants need to be exposed to direct sun for a period of 6-8 hours every day.
Daily. Water your eggplant daily. If the soil is allowed to dry out regularly, the number of eggplants you will receive as harvest will reduce.
Direct sun. Place your pot in a sunny location since these plants need to be exposed to direct sun for a period of 6-8 hours every day.
Eggplants like thriving in warm soil. Soil with a pH between 5.8-6.5 should fulfill your eggplant’s needs.
Requires a long warm growing season, temperatures ranging from 13-21C is ideal for the production of eggplants.
The plant is a heavy feeder. Add liquid fertilizer once every one or two weeks.