Eggplant, among the nightshade, is the most thermophilic. The thing is that eggplant fruits not only allow you to cook a huge number of stunning dishes, but also contain many vitamins, minerals, potassium and copper salts. At home, eggplant is often called the "vegetable of longevity" because it helps to normalize cardiac activity, promotes the elimination of excess fluid, normalizes water-salt metabolism and relieves the body of uric acid salts. Therefore, the question: how to plant eggplants, arises for almost every gardener.
Eggplant usually takes about 100 days from germination to flowering. This means that an early harvest can only be achieved by planting seedlings. And in this case, in addition to knowing how to plant eggplants in the garden, you need to know when to do it. There are several methods of growing eggplant seedlings.
According to the first, the seeds must be sown for seedlings 2-2.5 months before planting the eggplant in a permanent place. Therefore, it is necessary to plant eggplants on the garden races before the seeds of peppers and tomatoes — in early February.
Another technique advises to take into account the unpredictability of our climate: in severe frosts, seedlings can die even on a warmed windowsill, dry out from overheated room air, or simply stretch too much from a lack of daylight. Based on all this, it is recommended to sow seeds for seedlings in mid-March, and artificially "supplement" the stasis after emergence with fluorescent lamps with fluorescent lamps for a month. Lamps are selected in 40 or 80 watts, and are fixed horizontally at a distance of about 8-10 cm above the plants. The backlight turns on from 8 am to 8 pm. This will allow you to get stronger seedlings, which in all respects outrun the seedlings sown much earlier.