Eggplants are tasty but they are also a really beautiful vegetable plant. We
like the heirloom Black Beauty Eggplant because it gives us the big round circles we love
to cook and grill with and is a consistent producer.
Eggplant is a warm weather annual. It should be
planted after danger of frost has passed. Like all vegetable plants it uses
a lot of nutrients and water as it grows at break neck speeds to produce
offspring (fruits). If happy one Eggplant plant can take up three square
feet but we normally plant them on two foot centers.
Soil should be warm and well fertilized. If you garden in a cool summer
climate, a dark mulch can help warm up the soil. Or Eggplants can be grown
in 10 gallon containers (one plant per container). The darker the container
the more it holds the heat.