Brinjal Black, also known as eggplant, is a popular Indian vegetable. It can be prepared in many different ways. The nutrients in Brinjal (baigan), such as vitamin B2, vitamin A1, vitamin B5, and vitamin B6 are all important. It is also rich in calcium and iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and zinc. Black brinjal can be grown in your garden or kitchen.
Number of Brinjal Black seeds (baigan ke beej): 30 Seeds
Balcony or terrace gardens: Where to grow
Sowing season: All year
Sow seeds at 0.5 cm depth in a container, pot or seedling tray. Transplant within 25-30 days
From sowing, it takes 4 to 14 days for germinating
Temperature of Germination: 21-32degC
Harvesting: 60-70 days after transplantation
Plant vigor: A strong plant with small internodes
How to Grow Brinjal Plant
Brinjal Black or eggplant are heat-loving vegetables and can be transplanted instead of directly sowing in pots/grow bags. Any small container or seedling tray can be used to sow brinjal seeds. The seedling should be kept indoors until the seeds germinate. After that, water them with a spoon or spray gun. Keep the tray in partial sunlight after germinating the black brinjal seedlings. You should give your brinjal plants more sunlight when they are small. For better growth of your brinjal plants, you need to provide proper water supply and adequate sunlight.
Brinjal Seeds Sowing Mode
Fill a small tray or pot with coco peat medium, and only sow 2 brinjal balck seed cells at a depth of 0.4 inches in the growing medium. Because brinjal seeds can be very small, avoid sowing seeds too deep. The germination of brinjal seeds takes 6-10 days. After four weeks of seed sowing, the brinjal plant is ready for transplantation in large pots/grow bags when it reaches 5-6 inches in height. The brinjal plant can be safely transplanted together with the root balls of a medium. Water the plant after it has been transplanted.
Brinjal Plant Growing Season in India
For successful growth, brinjal plants can be grown in warm seasons with a daily temperature between 18 and 30 degrees Celsius. The warm-weather plant eggplant, or brinjal black, cannot thrive in cold weather.
Care Tips for Brinjal Plants
Sunlight:- Brinjal plants need 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. Keep brinjal plants in the sun.
Water:- Give your brinjal plants regular water and make sure the soil is not too dry.
Soil:- Use sandy soil with pH between 6.0 and 6.8 or slightly acidic, to neutral.
Temperature:- The best temperature to grow brinjal plants is between 20 and 35 degrees Celsius
Fertilizer:- Use any organic fertilizer such as Vermicompost or cow manure. Brinjal is a heavy feeder plant that requires proper fertilizer dosages. When you plant brinjal, add lime to the soil and fertilizer once a month when it is active growing.
Common pests:- Whiteflies and aphids are common pests that can infect brinjal plants. This problem can be solved by Neem oil organic pesticide.
Weeds:- Any kind of weed that might grow in brinjal plants must be removed from time to time.
Brinjal Harvest Time
Black brinjal can be harvested within 60-80 days of sowing. When the skin appears glossy, cut the brinjal. Because brinjal is delicate, it should be harvested safely. The pruning scissor can be used to cut the brinjal fruit.
Brinjal Special Features
Common name – Aubergine, eggplant, baigan, baiNgn
Height -Above3 feet
Easy – Grow
What causes root-rot in brinjal plants?
Root rot is caused by overwatering in brinjal plant. Rapid wilting or death can also occur from root rot.
Why do my brinjal plants flower blooms suddenly stop producing vegetables?
The main reason brinjal plants fail to produce vegetables is because they are too wet and don’t get enough pollination.
Why are my brinjal plants turning yellow?
The main cause of yellowing in brinjal leaves is due to a lack of nitrogen in the soil or a lack of water.