Note that some parts of the leaves and flowers are toxic if ingested.
Florida Market Eggplant grows well in a pot and is self-pollinating, without the need for insects.
Although generally considered a vegetable, botanists classify eggplant as a berry. Eggplant comes in various shapes, sizes, and colors.
If you are fortunate to have long growing seasons, you can directly sow your eggplant seeds in the garden when the soil reaches 20°C (70°F). Otherwise, it is preferable to start the plants indoors in April, about 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost. Plant the seeds in pots at a depth of ¼ inch. Keep them near a sunny window or under a grow light, maintaining a temperature of around 25°C (80°F). Germination may take several weeks. Keep the plants moist and provide them with organic matter for better seedling development. About 3 weeks after the last frost, when the soil temperature reaches around 20°C (70°F), plant the seedlings in well-drained soil exposed directly to the sun. Leave a space of 2 to 3 inches between each plant.
Eggplant is a heat-loving plant that can thrive in a pot, making it an integral part of your urban garden!