Growing Aubergine Seeds
Aubergines (Eggplant) grow from vines and are known for their rich purple glossy skin, cream spongey flesh and edible seeds inside. They are becoming more and more popular grow from home
What makes Aubergine seeds special?
We know that Aubergines aren’t as exotic as people might think they are, and Dobies has a variety of seeds and ranges for you to grow your own. Our ‘Bonica’ seeds produce a high yield and grow well in patio containers. Alongside our ‘Ophelia’ seeds, this one is compact and fruits throughout the summer.
Are Aubergine seeds edible?
Aubergines seeds are very much edible and even beneficial to our health!
When to plant aubergine seeds in the 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 few 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
To get bumper crops, keep your Aubergines in the sunshine and sprinkle a few organic slow release fertiliser or pellets to provide them with an extra boost and chance.
The key to success when growing Aubergines:
- Pinch tip to encourage side growth and flowering.
- Keep soil moist. Watering is very important when flowers start 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.
You can check our packet information to find out planting distances, depths and final plant sizes. Alternatively, our handy Aubergine growing guide provides all this information too.
Buy Aubergines seeds UK from Dobies.