How to Grow Aubergines


  • Sowing Instructions
  • How to Transplant
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest

Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing time:  Sow mid spring under glass or in May for planting outdoors
  • Sowing location: Indoors in 9cm pots or in a heated propagator set to 21°C
  • Sow 3 seeds per pot using potting compost
  • Soak compost before sowing, press seeds lightly into the soil & cover the seeds
  • Grow with cucumbers as these require the same heat, humidity & water levels

How to Transplant

  • Transplant once they outgrow their pot into large pots (30cm)
  • Position in a sunny location in your greenhouse
  • Can be transplanted into large pots in the green house soil or 3 per grow bag
  • Soil: Aubergines require moist & rich fertile soil
  • Position 35cm apart

Crop Maintenance

  • Keep plants moist at all times
  • Maintain a high humidity in the greenhouse
  • This can be done by pouring water on the greenhouse floor in summer
  • Plants should be supported with canes or tomato spirals
  • Plants respond well to a liquid feed after transplanting


  • Aubergines can be harvested 16-20 weeks after germination

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