The eggplant is a very tender plant that requires a long, warm season for successful production. The plants are killed by light frost and are injured by long periods of chilly, frostless weather. Plants should not be set out until all danger of frost has passed, and should be hardened first. Water eggplant sufficiently to moisten the soil to a depth of at least 6 inches. The critical period for moisture is during fruit set and fruit development. Mulching can help to provide uniform moisture, conserve water and reduce weeds. Eggplants should receive slightly more than an inch of water weekly. Companion plants include bush beans, pole beans and spinach.
- Common Name: Eggplant
- Bloom: Summer
- Growth: 24-48 Inches
- Exposure: Full Sun | Partial Sun | Partial Shade
- Water: Average