9 Tips To Grow The Perfect Brinjal In Your Home Garden
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A well-liked food, brinjal, commonly referred to as eggplants (Solanum melongena), are warm-season crops that most gardeners consider to be annuals. As with peppers and tomatoes, eggplants need somewhat high temperatures because of their tropical and subtropical division. They develop more slowly in colder climates and most quickly in temperatures between 21 and 32 degrees Celsius.

The veggie is used in various preparations across the world and the ancient Sanskrit text Supashastra, which is devoted to soups and stews, mentions the culinary value of aubergine in traditional Indian cooking and includes recipes for soup made with brinjal. For millennia, Indian cuisine has valued and utilised eggplants greatly.

Brinjal Planting Guide

Here's a guide for growing the best brinjals in your home garden:

Planting Time

Eight to nine weeks before the final anticipated cold date in your location, start seedlings indoors. Alternatively, once there is no chance of cold, move nursery plants into the garden.

Pick The Ideal Planting Spot

For eggplant to thrive, it needs a sunny location with soil that drains properly. Because the soil will warm up more quickly than the ground, an elevated garden bed or container may be the best option. To help shield your aubergine from infections, try planting where other nightshade plants haven't been grown in previous growing seasons.

Pay Attention To Spacing And Depth

Plants should be spaced in rows that are no more than three feet apart, with a minimum spacing of two feet.  Nursery plants should be placed at the same depth as they were growing in their nursery container, and seeds should be covered with about 1/4 inch of soil. To prevent uprooting the established plants, it is best to install stakes when the plants are still small.

Important Factors To Grow And Care For Your Brinjal Plants

The following are the tips that you should follow to get the best harvest:

Proper Light

Eggplants adore the sun. Ensure that on most days they receive six hours or more of direct sunshine.

Rich Organic Soil

The ideal soil is loamy, sharply draining, and rich in organic matter. Furthermore, the pH range of slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil is suitable for eggplant growth.

Regular Watering

To keep the soil continuously wet but not soggy, water it on a regular basis. Using a mulch to cover the soil and aid in moisture retention, such as wood chips or straw, is a smart option. Anomalies in the morphologies of eggplants might arise from irregular watering.

Ideal Temperature

Temperatures between 21 to 32 degrees Celsius are ideal for eggplant growth, with nighttime lows of 60 degrees. The ideal humidity level is moderate. Pollen that is too sticky may not be able to adequately saturate the plant due to extremely high humidity.

Use Fertiliser

As directed on the package, incorporate compost or fertiliser into the soil before planting seedlings. When the first eggplants are still little, fertilise once more. A few weeks later, give them another meal.


Eggplants self-pollinate, typically with wind assistance. Insects that pollinate plants, however, can also help with the process.