Eggplant belongs to the nightshade family and is considered a traditional vegetable crop grown by many gardeners. The fruit-berry contains a lot of vitamins, trace elements and fiber, which determines the benefits of the product for the body.
Since the plant is thermophilic, it is grown outdoors only in the southern regions. Knowing the secrets of planting and caring for a crop, you can harvest a rich and healthy crop. It is also important to find the right variety. Each type of eggplant differs in the size of the fruit, the height of the plant, the ripening period, yield, resistance to adverse conditions.
Before planting, you need to get to know which predecessors are useful and how much light is needed for normal development. For the entire growing season, it is recommended to apply fertilizers at least three times. The main pests are the Colorado potato beetle and spider mites.