Growing Aubergine Seeds
Aubergines (known as an Eggplant in the US) grow from vines similar to tomatoes. Aubergines have a lovely deep purple glossy skin, with a cream colour spongey flesh, with small edible seeds inside.
What makes Aubergine seeds special?
An Aubergine can be seen as a slightly exotic plant to grow however Suttons have an amazing range and a seed for all scenarios. Suttons small compact ‘patio mix’ which is perfect for growing aubergines in containers. Plant centrally in a pot and surround with Salad leaf or even colourful bedding
Suttons elegant ‘black beauty’ shows these are stunning looking plants which also contribute to a healthy cooking recipe. Just a taste of the variety of seed available through Suttons.
Can you eat aubergine seeds?
Aubergines seeds are healthy and are beneficial to health
When to plant aubergine seeds UK?
Aubergine seeds can be Sown during February and March at a temperature of 16–18°C (60–65°F).
How to grow Aubergine plants from seed?
- Give your Aubergines a good early start in late Feb to early March
- Sow a couple of seeds per pot in or cell tray in decent peat free seed compost. Sieve over the seeds and use a tamper to firm the soil covering gently
- Place your sown Aubergines in a decent propagator or glasshouse.
- Grow on your Sutton’s Aubergines until they are 6 to 8 leaved plant
- Before planting air your plants outside through May but shelter them at night, then depending on the seed chosen plant them out in a container, Grow bag, raised bed or open ground on the veg plot. It’s important though to wait until late May or start of June to avoid low temperature at night
Aubergines are a lover of the sunshine and will enjoy some organic matter in their planting hole and a few organic slow release fertiliser or pellets will also give them a boost.
A few extra Aubergines growing tips are the key to success;
- pinch tip to encourage side growth and flowering
- Keep soil moist. Watering is very important when flowers state to appear
- A decent liquid fertiliser, little & often will kick your Aubergines on and add organic mulch once fruiting begins.
- Twist and turn the fruit to the right when harvesting.
For Aubergines planting distances, depths & final Plant sizes - check packet information or view are Aubergine growing guide
Buy Aubergines seeds UK from Suttons