Aubergine Black Beauty Organic 5 x 3cm Vegetable Plug Plants

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The aubergine is one of the most recognisable vegetables, with a deep purple colour and curved bulbous shape. This low maintenance and easy to grow vegetables that will give the avid home cook a lot of great cooking options. You should sow seeds early in the year in warm indoor conditions. The plant produces large, serrated leaves and thick stems that the vegetables will grow from.

How to grow aubergines at home

Once the first frosts have passed, plant your aubergines in a well-draining soil that receives sun throughout the day and is protected from cold winds. Water well to keep the soil consistently moist. The plant will need support from a stake to grow effectively. Every two weeks after the shoots begin to show, mist the leaves every few days to discourage pests.

How to harvest aubergines

Harvest fruits individually as soon as they are ripe, with a glossy skin – usually from August onwards. To harvest the fruit simply cut the stem with a pair of shears.

What are plug plants?

Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.

How do you plant a plug plant?

When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.

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