Plant Name: Eggplant

Sunlight(?)Full sun (6-8 hours)
Days To Maturity(?)60-100
Planting Season(?)Spring, Summer
Temperature(?)60-90°F (15-30°C)
Seeds Or Seedlings(?)Both can be used (Buy Seeds)
Container Size(?)5 gallon (12-inch) (Buy Now)
Support Needed(?)Yes
Potting Soil(?)Regular (Buy Now)
Watering Needs(?)Regular
Fertilizer(?)Nitrogen-rich during foliage (Buy Now)
Potassium-rich during fruit growth (Buy Now)
Pests(?)Colorado Potato Beetle, Flea Beetles
Diseases(?)Verticillium Wilt

How To Grow

  1. Choose a large container with drainage holes, at least 12-18 inches in diameter and depth, to accommodate the root system of eggplant.
  2. Fill the container with well-draining potting mix, enriched with compost or aged manure for fertility.
  3. Select a compact or dwarf eggplant variety suitable for container growing, such as ‘Patio Baby’ or ‘Fairy Tale.’
  4. Place the container in a sunny location where eggplant will receive 6-8 hours of sunlight daily.
  5. Plant eggplant seeds or seedlings in the container, spacing them according to the variety’s recommendations.
  6. Water eggplant regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during hot weather.
  7. Mulch the surface of the container to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  8. Provide support for eggplant if needed, using stakes or cages to prevent bending or breaking of stems.
  9. Fertilize eggplant every 2-3 weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer or slow-release granules formulated for vegetables.
  10. Monitor for pests like aphids and diseases such as verticillium wilt, treating promptly with organic remedies.

Check out our detailed guide to grow eggplant in a container.

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