Today, growing eggplant as a vegetable is widely known as King of Vegetables (KVP). Planting this exotic vegetable will update your kitchen and food. It is filled with vitamins and provides beautiful purple color to your food. If anything, it is a good companion plant for tomatoes too.
So take the bold step and learn how to begin growing eggplants now! The best way to do this is to purchase a reputable book or guide, which will show you step by step instructions on planting, growing and harvesting. Another option is to visit your local nursery and ask for some tips and advice. The best time to plant tomatoes is between March and June. However, the yield of this plant is dependent on the climatic conditions and on the number of tomatoes being planted.
There are several popular growing eggplant varieties: the African Daisy, Basil, Black Beauty, Cherry Tomato, Fruits: Ash, Cherry, Golden Fruits and Vine, Gourmet Eggplant and Pink Beauty. These varieties can be grouped into two: the herbaceous and the flowering plants. Eggplants have a root system, which means they can be easily uprooted, allowing you to transplant them easily. Most herbs have a long root system. Therefore, the smaller the plant, the longer the roots have to spread out before the plant blooms.
Eggplant flowers are small in size but the size of a regular tomato. The fruit has a soft texture, large fleshy center and a raggedy black outer skin. The size varies depending on the variety, but generally, an eggplant will be no bigger than the size of a small tomato. When growing eggplants, be sure to plant them in an area where they will receive full sunlight, especially in the hot summer months. This will ensure that the color of the plants will not fade and the flavor will last throughout the growing season. The other important thing to remember about growing eggplants is to refrain from pruning their leaves or stems-this will prevent the plant from becoming bitter.
Many gardeners choose to grow eggplants indoors because it is easier to control their size, disease resistance and water requirements. However, this type of gardening also requires patience. Because it takes so little maintenance, you may only need to water the plants every couple of weeks. If you live in an area that does get too much sun, be sure to place your growing eggplant in a shaded area during the day or use artificial lighting.
One of the most rewarding aspects of growing eggplant is harvesting its precious leaves. It will provide you with lots of beautiful blooms throughout the growing season. Harvesting them helps you save money as you no longer have to purchase expensive tomatoes for your vegetable garden. Plus, you get to eat the fresh vegetables that are just as tasty as those that you buy at the supermarket.
There are several diseases that can affect your growing eggplant and some of the more common ones include tomato horn disease, black spot, leaf blight, powdery mildew, phytosei virus and root rot. Some of these diseases require specific treatments while others can be treated with a little common sense. If you notice that a leaf or some portion of a leaf is discolored or looks distorted, remove it and apply fungicide or fungicidal soap to the affected area. Do not use human-derived products on the leaves as they could cause severe allergic reactions. Once the leaves start to look healthy again, put the plant in a shallow pan of water with a good potting soil and gently water it.
When growing eggplant in a home vegetable garden, you should keep the amount of sunlight as close to the level of the plants when possible. In addition, you need to watch for the growing season to ensure that you have good choice fruits that ripen quickly. If you find that the purple varieties of tomatoes ripen more slowly, cut the production time by half and this will ensure that your crop is abundant in flavor throughout the season. For the best results, choose the varieties that have a rich purple color such as the purple grapefruit, Clementine and rocket.