The eggplant or aubergine is high in fiber content and helps digestive function, and it lowers risk of coronary heart disease. In addition, an eggplant is a great source of potassium, Vitamin C, and protein.
Start indoors 8-10 weeks before last frost. Surface sow the seed and keep moist until the sprouts appear, which can take up to three weeks or so.
Transplant into the garden when weather has settled and soil is warm.
Provide rich soil and ample moisture.
Give eggplants about an inch of water a week.
Pinch back new blossoms about three weeks before the first expected frost.
This will channel the plants' energy into maturing existing fruits rather than producing new ones that will not survive the frost.