Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!
Balcony or terrace
One step at a time, with a lil water and light.
Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in seedling tray
Germination will take place in 6-8 days
Transplant the seedlings in 30-35 days
Space the seedlings at 60cm by 60cm
Harvest 80-90 days from transplanting
Good things take time and care
Why aren’t my Brinjal seeds growing ?
Brinjal needs a warm weather to grow. A cold spell will affect germination. Keep plats in a sheltered sunny spot during the day.
My Brinjal plant blossoms but the flowers drop off and don’t produce vegetables.
If your brinjal plant is producing flowers but the flowers keep falling off without producing vegetables, there could be two reasons for this. First reason is under - watering and second reason is lack of pollination.
Leaves of my Brinjal plant are turning yellow.
Yellowing of leaves of the brinjal plant is caused due to irregular watering or lack of nitrogen in your growth medium.
All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended
Brinjal will give you a decent supply of your daily fibre and potassium requirements.With only 25 calories per 100 grams, the brinjal is every dieter’s dream vegetable. Apart from being low in calories and high in fibre, brinjal is packed with Vitamin A and C which her protect your cells against damage. Being high in fibre and polyphenols, brinjal can help you reduce blood sugar levels too. However, being a nightshade vegetable it should be avoided by people having existing arthritis issues.
The brinjal has numerous health benefits. Brinjals are very nutrient - dense. They contain a lot of important vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium , Folate, and Manganese. In addition to this the brinjal or eggplant has very few calories ( one cup of raw brinjal has only about 20 calories! ) . Despite of being low in calories, brinjal is packed with a lot of fibre which is very good for your body. Brinjal also contains a lot of antioxidants.
1.Brinjal has been cultivated in India and China for more than 1500 years.
2.Brinjal is composed of 92% water, 6% carbohydrates, 1% protein, and negligible fat.
3.In Vegan and Vegetarian dishes the eggplant is often used as a meat substitute due to it’s texture and bulk.
While it is considered as a vegetable, the eggplant is actually a berry because it contains small, edible seeds.
Brinjal plant can grow to a height of 2 - 4 feet.
Your brinjal will be ready for harvest 70 to 80 days from the sowing of seeds.
Brinjal is commonly known as Eggplant, Aubergine and regionally in India it is also known as Baingan, Vangi, Vaingan, Vankaya, Kathirikkai, Badanekayi.
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