Eggplants are a great vegetable that can be used in many different types of recipes. They are great grilled, can be used in place of pasta in casseroles and other dishes, and they are quite tasty. These plants will grow in containers, are fun as ornamental borders, can be placed in raised beds, and of course, can be planted in a traditional in-ground garden.
Eggplants need some room to be able to grow, but they can be grown inside a container if you use a pot that is large enough. The plants need a large amount of sunlight as they will thrive in warmer soil.
You need to make sure that you keep the soil moist, but not totally soaked in order for your plants to grow. In addition, eggplants need the right type of soil in order to do well. Here are some steps to take in order to grow your eggplants in pots around your yard or on your deck.
If you want to start your eggplants using seeds, you will want to purchase some small pots or some plastic gardening trays. You will need a pot for every couple of seeds that you are going to plant.
A seedling tray will make it easier to transfer the small plants into a larger pot later. You should choose large pots for your eggplants to grow in. they should be at least 5 gallons and each of the plants will need about a foot of space in which to grow. Since the eggplant will need a lot of room in order to grow you may only want to plant one eggplant in each pot.
Typically, a good plant will produce several fruits, so depending on how much eggplant that you want, you may only need two or three plants to get the number of fruits that you desire for the season.