How To Grow Hanging Eggplants
Growing eggplants is a fun garden activity i
n itself, and when I was asked how to grow hanging eggplants in a garden, it was a fun challenge which I took up willingly.
To grow Eggplants, is no
t a difficult task. One thing that’s captivating about growing eggplants is the variety that this crop offers. They grow in a wide assortment of shapes, sizes, flavors, and colors to decorate the garden or create that favorit
e recipe. Despite the fact that you’ll only find a couple different varieties for sale at your local garden center, there are many intriguing eggplant varieties.
- To grow hanging eggplants, you can use a pot, a bucket or even an old soft-drink bottle!
- The next thing you need is a punch hole maker
- A coffee filter paper
- Soil to help your eggplant to grow
- A nail or rope with which to hang your plant
- The first thing to do is to take the bucket and make a small hole in the center of the base.
- Then take the filter paper, place it on the base, and mark the central hole, and make a circle of say about radius of 4cms on the filter paper.
- Cut out the circle of the filter paper, and mark an X on the center of this circle.
- Place it precisely center-on-hole of bucket.
- With your container in place, now take the eggplant.
- Gently hold the eggplant leaves, stem et all, and put in roots first through the hole, crossing the paper in to the bucket.
- What you will have in front of you will be a bucket, with leaves and flowers coming out of the base of it, while there will be roots on the inside.
- Now, gently put soil all around the roots, nicely fertilize it.
- Make sure your soil is firmly put around and on the hole from the inside, so that it does break away and keep falling outside.
- You can ask a friend to hold the bucket up while you put in the soil, since the leaves will be under the bucket’s base.
After filling up the bucket, put your hanging eggplants up and water it frequently and fertilize it regularly.
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