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10 Tips for Growing Eggplant

A sun warmed eggplant freshly from the garden is as gorgeous as it is delicious.  Eggplants are stately plants that do well grown in the garden as well as in a planter.  Here are 10 tips for growing eggplant to ensure you have the largest harvest ever.
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Eggplants are at their best and most abundant in late summer, and grow the best where summers are long and warm.  If you can grow peppers you can grow eggplants, and you should.
10 Tips for growing eggplantsTop 10 Tips for Growing Eggplant:

#1 Plant where they will get at least 10 hours of direct sunlight.

#2 Try growing eggplants in raised beds or pots, which will heat quicker in spring. Leave about 18-24” space between each plant to allow for air to circulate.

#3 Mulch immediately after transplanting and keep area around plants weed free.

#4 Use cages or wire loops so that the stems do not break in strong winds or due to a heavy fruit load.

#5 Make sure your eggplants receive at least 1“-1 1/2” of water a week.

#6 When your eggplants bloom, apply more liquid fertilizer and repeat monthly.

#7 Your soil should have a pH between 5.5 and 6.5.

#8 Flea beetles, which chew many tiny holes in leaves, are eggplant’s worst pest.Cover outdoor plants with floating row cover. If plants become infested, spraying Beauveria bassiana or spinosad

#9 No prunning required, just remove old withered leaves.

#10 You can harvest eggplants when the skin takes on a high gloss. If the eggplant skin becomes dull, the internal seeds are beginning to marture and eggplant may taste bitter when eaten.

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2 comments on “10 Tips for Growing Eggplant”

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    Marilyn Miles

    Extremely helpful post! There are so many important things that have to have in mind for growing eggplants and everything to be smoothly. Huge thanks for the tips you shared!!

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