Monday, June 03, 2013

How I planted my eggplants

Few weeks ago I finally got to start planting seeds and seedlings in my garden. It took me a long time, I think I did one garden bed at a time, weeding and watering them, and then planting what I wanted to harvest this year. I also had to figure out which garden bed use for what veggie. You are not suppose to plant the same plants in the same spot year after year so I had to create a careful plan for each vegetable. That took forever. But here it is... I have great success with eggplants so I grew a bunch of them from seed this year (usually I have only 1 or 2 plants).

I used organic soil and non-gmo seeds purchased from the The eggplants are one that actually grew nicely and were in good shape for transplant. 

As you see my irrigation system is in place and so I first find a hole in the hose and dig right next to it. This is where the eggplant roots will have the best water supply. I make sure the hole is big enough to fit the eggplant and the soil that comes with it straight from the yogurt cup (I gently removed it by squeezing the sides and then turning the cup upside down to spill the contents out). 

I placed it in the hole and covered with soil. Make sure you watered the spot before and after you plant. If you can, space them about 2 feet apart because the more space they have the more crop they will produce. I will keep you posted on their progress.

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