Eggplants, Brinjal, Aubergines – No matter what you call it, they are a wonderful vegetable to grow in your garden. In this article, we will see some tips on growing eggplants and also see the harvest of Black Beauty, Japanese & White Eggplant. Here is a picture of all 3 varieties: Black Beauty, White and Japanese Eggplant Here is a video with great tips on growing and harvesting eggplants: Eggplants can be started from seeds or plants. If starting from seeds, sow indoors 6 weeks before Spring Arrives. In 6 weeks, the plants will be mature enough to be transplanted in the ground. Black Beauty Eggplant – Full bodied Eggplants, great for Grilling. Easy to grow and thrives in some areas. Very easy to find at local garden centers. Japanese Eggplant – Smaller and longer, great flavor, used in stir fry dishes. They have a unique flavor, try it out if you haven’t! White Eggplant – Creamy variety, best cooked and served with grains . Can also be grilled! As you can see in the video, Eggplants can easily be grown in Whisky Barrels. There are 3 eggplant plants growing in the whisky barrel in the picture in the video. high Nitrogen Fertilizer. Once you see solid green growth and when the plant starts flowering, stop the high Nitrogen fertilizer and switch to a low Nitrogen Fertilizer. Eggplants love taking a bath of Epsom Salt once every 3 weeks or so. This provides Sulfate, a very essential ingredient for eggplants. Eggplants also need Calcium so make sure you buy a fertilizer which has Calcium in it. Insects and Pests: Eggplants, Tomatoes, Peppers – they all have the same problems. Spraying with Neem oil is one of the best ways to get rid of fungal diseases and pests Happy Gardening!!