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Full of deep purple aubergine fruit measuring approximately 8cm, growing your own is easy with this early-ripening aubergine variety.
Full of deep purple aubergine fruit measuring approximately 8cm, growing your own is easy with this early-ripening aubergine variety. Perfect for pots, containers and smaller sized gardens.
Best covered in netting to avoid being eaten by wildlife and planted in compost rich soil.
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Brand: Brookside NurserySupplied as: 5 Large Plug PlantsHabit: Compact UprightEventual Height: 41-51cm (16-20 ")Position: Full SunHarvesting Period: August to OctoberHarvest Amount: 15-20 fruit plantsCrop Size: 5x8cmBotanical 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.
The plugs arrived in poor condition, leaves where yellow and the plants stems bent over.The other product I ordered with this didn't arrive which I only found out from the despatch note, a credit was given but no alternative offered.Disappointed.
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Very healthy plug plants. Still growing on so can't comment on fruiting, but going well so far.
All plants arrived in good condition . We'll see how they do in Bonnie Scotland
I potted these on and, after a slow start, they are now doing well. However, I would really have liked Garden Ready plants rather than large plugs.
Very healthy, good-sized plugs, now doing well on my allotment.
Good plants, now thriving but keeping indoors until Scottish inclement weather and temperatures warm up. Good service as with all the others I ordered
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