Black Beauty eggplant (Solanum melongena) is a variety of eggplant that is known for its large, glossy, deep purple fruit, and its rich, savory flavor. It is a popular choice for home gardens and farmer markets. Black Beauty eggplant is a classic variety that is known for its high yield and its resistance to common eggplant pests and diseases.
To grow Black Beauty eggplant, you will need:
Well-drained, fertile soil
Eggplant seeds or seedlings
Start seed indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date or sow seed directly into the ground after the last frost.
Transplant seedlings to the garden after all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up. Space the plants about 2-3 feet apart.
Water the eggplant regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
Fertilize the eggplant with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.
Provide support for the eggplant, such as a stake or a cage, as they grow.
Harvest the eggplant when the fruit is shiny, firm, and has reached its mature size.
Start seeds indoors or sow seed directly into the ground after the last frost date
Transplant seedlings to the garden or direct-sow seeds into the garden
Water the eggplant regularly, keep the soil consistently moist
Fertilize every 4-6 weeks with a balanced fertilizer
Provide support for the eggplant
Harvest the eggplant when the fruit is shiny, firm, and has reached its mature size
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