Aubergine Black Beauty Seeds ‘Eggplant‘ (Solanuum melongena), large size fruits of elongated shape, deep violet colour and good flavour. Feed as you would tomatoes.
Aubergines can be easily produced in Britain, either raised in a glasshouse or plastic tunnel, in grow bags, in a sheltered sunny spot in a garden or even on a patio in a tub if sheltered from cool winds. An ideal addition to the vegetable garden.
January to April
Space the Aubergine seeds 2cm (¾”) apart in seed trays or two to a cell in modules under glass at 20°C.
Cover Aubergine Seeds lightly with regular compost. For best results mix 3 cups of organic manure to 6 cups of sand and 12 cups of compost and then blend together.
As soon as two full leaves have developed, prick off Black Beauty seedlings into individual pots. Grow on and plant in grow-bags or large pots. Plants can be transplanted outside in a sunny sheltered spot.
July to October
Providing some fruit support is beneficial. Beware the palnt can be prickly.