Grow Guide - Aubergine/ Eggplant

How To Start: Sow Aubergines between January-April for a long cropping season. Sow in moist, well-draining multi-purpose compost and pot on when the first set of true leaves appear.

Temperature: Consistently above 20℃

Light: At least 6 hours of direct sunlight.

For indoor growing, we recommend germinating with our Pianta grow light for 12 hours per day for the first 5 to 6 weeks. Raise to 14 to 16 hours per day for two to three weeks.

Watering & Care: Keep potting on if growing in pots or plant out into the greenhouse when night temperatures exceed 10ºC. Ensure the soil or compost is free-draining.

To encourage plants to fruit, you can either gently tap or shake the flowers with water to help release the pollen, or grow pollinator plants nearby to entice pollinators

Fertiliser: Feed weekly with a high potash fertiliser once plants have started flowering.

Pests: Aphids, whitefly, blossom end rot.

Height: Up to 4ft

Time Of Growth: 6 months from sowing to harvesting

How To Use: Roasted or cooked, perfect for salads or parmigiana recipe

Is It Toxic To Pets? Yes

Nutritional Values:

for 100 g of product

Potassium: - 123 mg

Phosphorus: - 24 mg

Calcium: - 6 mg

Sodium: - 2 mg

Iron: - 0.23 mg