Eggplant or Brinjal Black is a very popular vegetable in India, it can be cooked in a different way. Brinjal (baigan) contains many nutrients like vitamin B2, vitamin B1, vitamin B5, and vitamin B6 and is also rich in calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and manganese. You can quickly grow black brinjal in your home garden or kitchen garden. Buy the best Quality Brinjal Black Hybrid Seeds Online at the best price in India from www.hobbyplus.in with a High Germination rate.
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- Number of Brinjal Black seeds (baigan ke beej): 30 Seeds
- Where to grow: Balcony or terrace garden
- Growing season: Throughout the year (Best is Spring and Summer)
- Seeds sowing depth: 0.5 cm
- Germination Time: 4 to 14 days from sowing
- Germination temperature: 18-30°C
- Harvesting: 60 to 70 days from transplanting
- Plant vigor: Strong plant with short internodes
Black Brinjal Growing Season In India
You can grow black brinjal plants in warm seasons but they do not grow well in cool climates. In India, brinjal can be grown throughout the year in the plains, but the best time for sowing black hybrid brinjal seeds is during the spring and summer seasons (February to April).
How To Grow Black Brinjal Plant
Brinjal is a heat-loving vegetable that is typically transplanted instead of being directly sown into pots or grow bags. To begin the process, select a seedling tray or small pot (up to 3 inches deep) and a final pot or grow bag (12-15 inches deep and wide) with well-draining holes. The eggplant brinjal black seeds will germinate best at temperatures ranging between 18-30°C.
Brinjal Black Hybrid Seeds Sowing Method
Take a seedling tray or small pot, fill it with coco peat medium, and sow only 2 black brinjal seeds per cell in a depth of about 1/4 inch (0.5cm) in the growing medium. Avoid sowing seeds very deep because brinjal seeds are small in size. Keep the brinjal seedling in a sunny location till the seeds germinate and water the seeds by using a spray pump. Give proper water and sunlight to brinjal plants. Black brinjal seeds will be germinated within 4-14 days.
After a few weeks of seed sowing, when the plant reaches 5-6 inches in height, the brinjal plant will be ready to transplant.
How To Fertilizer Black Brinjal Plants
Brinjal is a heavy feeder plant and requires proper fertilization when planting black brinjal. It is recommended to provide them with good quality fertilizers and add lime to the soil, as they require a significant amount of calcium. Apply organic fertilizer (like Vermicompost, cow manure, or neem cake) per month when eggplant is actively growing.
Black Brinjal Plant Care Tips
Sunlight – Brinjal plant needs 6-8 hours of full sunlight. Do not keep the brinjal plant in shady portions and give sufficient sunlight.
Water – Give regular water to your brinjal plants and keep the soil moist but not soggy.
Soil – Use sandy soil, well-drained with ph 6.0 to 6.8 or slightly acidic to neutral.
Temperature – Best growing temperature for brinjal plants is ranging from 20 to 35°C.
Common pests – Aphids and greenflies are some common pests and diseases like fruit rot, leaf spot, and root rot that infected the brinjal plants. If you are facing this problem use the organic pesticide neem oil on plants.
Weed – Any weed which might grow in the brinjal plant must remove, from time to time.
Brinjal Black Harvesting Time
- Within 60-70 days from transplanting; you can harvest black brinjal.
- Cut the brinjal when the skin is looking black and firm.
Brinjal Special Features
- Common name – Aubergine, Eggplant, Baigan (in Hindi)
- Scientific name – Solanum melongena
- Plant Height – 2 to 3 feet
- Grow level – Easy
Why are my brinjal seeds not germinating?
Brinjal seeds will not germinate because of improper growing conditions like not getting enough sunlight, sowing seeds too deep in the soil, or over-watering or under-watering.
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