The Aubergine Seed: A Classic Wine Growing Season!
Aubergine seeds have always been a favourite of artists, but not many gardeners are aware that they can be used to grow almost any kind of vegetable. It is one of nature's most prolific producers and it has been used by the ancients for many medicinal purposes. Its effectiveness as an anti fungal agent has been proven by historians, and it has recently been tapped as a powerful, natural remedy for candida and other yeasts. Now that you know aubergine is a powerful healer with lots of benefits for your plants, you may wish to grow some yourself!
Aubergine can be grown both as an actual plant or, if you prefer, as an herb with aubergines in its pill, syrup or gel form. All you need to do is to make sure the herb is an eggplant, because aubergines do not grow wild in most areas and the chances of you finding an eggplant to harvest are small. Aubergines do have quite large clusters of flowers on them, so if you intend to use the herb as a herb with aubergines, you will have to find a flower that blooms in the late summer and early fall.
The most difficult aspect of planting with aubergine seeds is that you have to be patient, waiting for the plants to appear. They require about twelve weeks to begin to grow, after which they need to stay relatively constant until the end of September or the beginning of October. After this period, they tend to grow more quickly and you should only plow them about once each month. The garden is best planted in a sunny position, and you need to protect the plants from wind or frost, particularly in the winter months when their roots will be very cold. It will take a significant investment of time and money, but planting exotic plants is well worth the effort.
When you first start planting with these seedlings, the idea might be tempting to just pluck the whole lot up, but you should resist the temptation. The reason is that aubergines will not do well in areas where there is very strong competition. If there is too much of this type of plant for example in your garden then it might take a long time for any of the plants to take root. The usual recommendation is to try and plant your seedlings in pots which have been well prepared by sterilizing them.
The most common way to prepare a garden in which aubergine seeds can be sown is by digging holes in the ground which have been slightly deeper than the size of the plant itself. If you are growing a plant from seed, this is sometimes referred to as 'seed-soil'. Once the hole has been dug, then you fill it with dirt so that the soil is completely covered. Then the hole is covered with peat moss, which will help to protect the seed from moisture and insects. Planting a saucer over the holes will help keep moisture away, while ensuring that the saucer does not get stained. The final step is to secure the soil with either sand or well seasoned soil, after which the plant will be ready for its first few growing seasons.
The easiest way to grow aubergines is to use them in the same way that you would grow seedlings. You simply follow the same principles that you would if you were planting an eggplant. Growing aubergines is easier if you start them off in pots rather than in sodden containers; this is because you do not have to worry about whether the plant is getting enough sunlight or if it is exposed to extreme levels of humidity. It is also a good idea to introduce your aubergines at a very young age, generally between four and six weeks old. This will ensure that they get the best chance to develop properly.
Another good way to grow aubergines is to take the seedlings to a greenhouse. This is because it will give the plants the opportunity to be exposed to all the best light conditions that exist outside, as well as giving them the chance to be harvested as mature plants when the season is right. There are many species of aubergines that are ideal for growing in greenhouses, including but not limited to the purple Aubergine, the black Aubergine, the golden Aubergine and the white Aubergine. These plants will produce fully developed fruit, but if you wish to harvest the seeds from the plants before they have produced a crop, you should take them to a garden center and let them be harvested. This is because the higher the quality of the seed you collect from the plants, the easier it will be to make wine out of them. Harvesting the seedling plants in this manner ensures that you will always end up with a crop of high quality, fresh tasting wine.
While growing aubergines is relatively simple, it can be quite rewarding if you grow a crop of excellent wines. There are a few things that you should keep in mind if you wish to cultivate these seedlings into high quality wines, such as paying close attention to the type of soil that your plants are being grown in, and ensuring that your climate is ideal for growing the aubergine seeds. Once you have established these three basic concepts, planting your first batch of aubergines should prove to be quite the breeze! Happy hunting!