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Aubergine (Solanum melongera)   Edit Report inappropriate crop

A staple in Mediterranean cooking, and now available in a wealth of sizes and colours, augergines require much the same conditions as tomatoes but warmer. To do well oustide, they need a long, hot summer and deep, fertile, well-drained soil in a sunny sheltered position.

Likes and dislikes
Soil
Stonyok
Lightprefer
Loamyok
Heavydislike
pH6.0 - 7.0
Manure
Previous cropok
Previous autumnok
Before plantingprefer
Position
Full sunprefer
Partial shadedislike
Shadedislike
Exposure
Opendislike
Shelteredprefer

Seed

sow indoors sow indoors

Sow seeds thinly, cover lightly and germinate at 21-30&degree;C


prick out prick out

Prick out when seedlings are 5cm tall and grow on at 16-18°ree;C. Harden off two weeks before transplanting.


plant plant

Between plants: 60cm
Between rows: 75cm

Transplant when flowers appear. When plants are about 30cm high, pinch out tops to encourage branching.\n\nRestrict to around five fruits for larger varieties to ensure they fill out.


harvest harvest

Cut off fruit while skin is glossy.


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