Gardening secrets: How to grow white eggplant in your garden
No doubt you’ve heard of white eggplant before, but what exactly is the difference between white eggplant and purple eggplant? Aside from the color, white eggplant has a sweeter and less bitter taste than purple eggplant. It is also meatier, denser, and has a white flesh.
If you’re looking to expand your garden repertoire or just plant something a little different, this guide on how to grow white eggplant is for you. Not only is white eggplant fun to grow, it’s also pretty easy and will definitely have an inquisitive look.
How to Grow White Eggplant in the Garden
- Start the white eggplant seeds indoors in well-drained soil. Keep the seedlings warm and in a sunny area to ensure germination.
- Spray the soil regularly and transplant outdoors or in a pot when weather permits.
- Transplant directly outdoors or in pots in rich, well-draining soil. Modify the soil with 6-10 cm of compost or other organic matter before planting.
- The soil pH for white eggplants should be 6.2 to 6.8.
- Space each white eggplant 50-100 cm apart to ensure proper growth.
- Plant in a place with full sun.
- Throughout the growing season, be sure to keep the soil constantly moist. Eggplant does not like dry soil and will not grow well in dry conditions.
- To ensure moist soil, cover the area with mulch.
White Eggplant Care:
- Keep the soil moist, but not soggy.
- If the weather drops (below 10 ° C), be sure to place a blanket of frost over the young plant to prevent frostbite.
- They prevent flower rot by making sure the plant is always warm. In cooler regions, plant in black pots to attract more sun.
Harvest White Eggplant:
Pick the eggplant once the skin is shiny. If the skin of the eggplant is not shiny, but is matte, that means it has been left on for too long.
Overripe and underripe fruits will taste bitter, so be sure to pick them at the exact time. Pick them up before the skin turns yellow and do so using a sharp knife or pruning shears, making sure to keep a short piece of stem attached.
So now that you know how to grow white eggplant, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and start planting.