Fingerling eggplants are thinner and smaller variations of eggplant types that are conventional. They therefore are as simple to develop and have a sweet flavor similar to normal eggplants. Fingerling eggplants require full sunlight and well-draining soil to prosper, but are relatively drought-resistant, making them a great option for climates that are warm and dry. Once planted in the suitable place, upkeep and care will deliver a healthy and delicious crop of eggplants.
Where fingerling eggplants are situated check sun-exposure. Fingerling eggplants need full sun, which are at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, to prosper. Remove objects or crops that may shade the eggplant crops that are fingerling.
Test the pH level of the soil wherever your eggplant that is fingerling is planted. Eggplant grows best in soil having a pH level between 5.5 and 6.5. Follow the directions on the soil test to amend your soil.
Remove weeds when you they are spotted by you. The roots of weeds steal important moisture and nutrients out of your vegetables and take on the roots of your eggplants. Pull weeds by hand or use a trowel to find out weeds that are stubborn.
Apply a thin layer of nitrogen-based fertilizer throughout the growing period. Fingerling eggplants need nitrogen to make vegetables that are healthy. Do not use nitrogen-based fertilizer more frequently, nevertheless, although it causes eggplants to generate a lot of foliage but stops vegetable development.
Put a layer of mulch across the bottom of every eggplant plant that is fingerling. Mulch retains in moisture and helps prevent weed growth.
Weekly, water fingerling eggplants with 1-inch of water. Use a container, a hose as well as a ruler to measure just how much water you have provided your fingerling eggplants. Set a container close to your plants. Place a ruler that is plastic within and water your eggplants. When the water in the container has attained the 1-inch mark, water has been acquired by your eggplants.