Honestly, I'm still learning about eggplants. Last year we only got a couple, and they became eggplant Parmesan. I'm interested in learning more ways to use eggplant, but that will have to wait for us to receive our first bumper crop. So far this year we have grilled it and made eggplant parm... so next is something new.
|Seeding Time: Early MAR (in central Maryland)|
Transplanting Time: Late APR-Early MAY (in central Maryland)
Harvest Time: (in central Maryland)
Spacing: 1.5-2 ft. in row, 2-3 ft. between rows
In almost every way, I treat eggplant like peppers. They get put out in the same plot, with the same spacing, the same black plastic mulch, and the same cages. The only real difference is that flea beetles like eggplant leaves, so I occasionally spray the eggplants with diatomaceous earth.
Eggplants can do without much fertilizer, perhaps just some 10-10-10 at planting
Frozen in Eggplant Parmesan? There's probably too much water to make it worthwhile frozen.
Matt's Garden Notes:
Matt's 2013 Pepper/Eggplant Map
Recipes using Eggplant: