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Aubergine Black Beauty is a good quality open pollinated variety which produces early, dark, glossy violet coloured fruits of medium size.
Aubergine Black Beauty is a good quality open pollinated variety which produces early, dark, glossy violet coloured fruits of medium size. Ideally grow in a greenhouse or conservatory, but can also be grown simply in patio pots in sheltered, sunny areas once the danger of frost has passed. Plants will need support, for best results feed once a week with tomato feed.
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Brand: Brookside NurserySupplied as: 5 Large Plug PlantsHabit: MoundedEventual Height: 60-70cm (24-28")Position: Sun or Partial ShadeHarvesting Period: August to OctoberSpacing: 45-50cm (18-20")Harvest Amount: 4-6 Large fruit per plugCrop Size: Up to 20cm (8")Botanical name: Solanum melongena
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Pot Ready, Large, Healthy plants individually rooted in large plugs of compost. Ideal for planting into baskets, containers or small areas in the garden. Best results achieved if grown on for a short while in 9cm/10cm pots prior to planting out if planting straight into garden borders. Tender varieties will need protecting from frost. Compost volume around 4-5cm deep x 3-4cm square. Foliage height 5cm-12cm (depending on variety). Full growing instructions are provided.
General Growing Advice
Using a good quality multi-purpose compost, pot up your plugs into 10cm pots. Once your plug plants have been potted on and labelled, water them in well and grow on for around 5-6 weeks. Water once the compost starts to dry out but remember.
If preferred you can pot on the plugs into hanging baskets, flower bags or pots. Add a slow release plant food like Miracle-Gro Slow Release All Purpose Plant Food to your compost which will give extra nutrients for strong and healthy plant growth.
Keep plants frost free until mid/late May and then harden off before being placed in their final positions when the risk of frost has passed in your area.
Water as necessary giving a liquid feed such as Neudorff Organic Plant Feed as instructed throughout the growing season.
***For packs of 40 plug plants gently remove the small plugs from the tray by pushing up from the bottom using a pencil.
Aubergine Specific Advice
Aubergines do well in containers, which permit them to be relocated to a cold frame or greenhouse during cooler weather. The pots can also be repositioned on a patio to take advantage of any suntraps. For season-long greenhouse crops, grow plants in the border, digging in fresh compost a few weeks before planting time, or in grow bags or containers.
Fabulous plants in great condition
Good size healthy little plants. They needed growing on for a month in 3 inch pots before planting in greenhouse border.
Well grown plants, good packaging and all arrived in very good condition
Very strong and healthy plug plants. Very pleased. All the plants I have ordered from Brookside have arrived carefully packaged and in very good condition. I would recommend using Brookside and will definitely order again.
Arrived as promised, good plants, all growing on well
Sturdy plants ready to grow
Arrived in good condition despite the postal delay due to COVID lock down.Well packaged as usual.So far they are growing well on the windowsill.
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