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Growing Eggplant in Containers. Part 2

Updated on February 21, 2014

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Growing Eggplants in Containers

Hi Gardening Friends

Here is some information on growing eggplant plants in containers.

This is what you need to grow eggplant in containers.

First pick out what kind of eggplant that you want to grow in containers.

Here are some kinds of eggplant that you can grow in containers.

Dusty,Black Beauty,Casper,Little Fingures.

This is just a few of the eggplants that you can grow in containers

you can grow almost any kind of eggplants in containers.

Now you need to get you container and soil ready so that you can plant

your plants in the container. Here is the size container you need to grow eggplant in containers. Size of container is 3 gallon to 5 gallon pots.

The soil that you need is pro mix or miracle grow potting soil.

And the fertilizer you can use is a slow release fertilizer like osmocoat.

And you can now fiil the container with your potting soil and then take about

4 to 6 eggplants plants and start to plant them in the container that you filled with soil. You start by planting one plant in the center of the pot and the other

eggplants plant around the outter edge of the pot keep them evenly seperated from each other in the container. Now after you got the plants planted you can put about 2 teaspoons of osmotcote fertilizer in the container.

After that take and water the plants in the container very well then let the pot drain over night. Keep in the shade and keep evenly moist until well estabish

in the container. Then put the container out in the sun and keep watered and

fertilize with liquid fertilizer like mircle grow or peters fertilizer.

It will take about sixty days until you can start picking eggplants from the plants in the containers. If you pick them when they are smaller than the eggplants will keep producing until frost. I hope this information will help you

in growing eggplants in containers. Let me know if you try this in growing eggplants and if you were successful?

Have fun Gardening

Gardener Den

If you missed my first hub on How to grow Eggplant from seed?

Go back and read this hub first if you want to grow eggplant from seed to later plant in containers.

© 2008 Dennis Hoyman


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      6 years ago

      I read your article because I planted one eggplant in one pot. It has many flowers, but the flowers keep dropping off and no eggplant. I used miracle grow as a fertilizer before I read your article so I don't know if that is the reason. Also, I may have been over watering. Can it be saved now or is it too late. Thank you.

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      7 years ago

      I live in an apartment, so space is limited. I thought of growing my favorite the eggplant to save money and to have eggplants when ever I wanted to eat it. Your article is easy and very helpful. I always wondered what kind of containers to use for eggplants in pots. Thanks again!

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      8 years ago

      I am going to try growing eggplants for the first time and appreciate your advice on how to grow them... I have several large black walnut trees in my yard and have not been able to grow tomatoes due to black walnut wilt. I was wondering if eggplants being related to tomatoes are also bothered by the walnut trees?

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      Dennis Hoyman 

      8 years ago from Southwestern, Pennsylvania

      Hi Tom

      You can put as many eggplants as you want in a container.

      You can put one or more in your container it depends on what kind ofcontainer and the size of the container.

      You can experiment and see what is good for you.

      Thanks for the question

      Gardener Den

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      8 years ago

      Are you saying that you can put 4 to 6 plants in a singlr 5 gallon pot? That seems like it would get way too crouded.

    • gardener den profile imageAUTHOR

      Dennis Hoyman 

      8 years ago from Southwestern, Pennsylvania

      Hi Lawrence

      I don't live were you do but I think that the problem

      you have is overwatering and using to much fertilizer.

      First read the instructions on the box of your fertilizer

      And if the soil is moist before you water than don't water

      that day. Hope this helps you.


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      8 years ago

      hello! im only begining my container gardening and im having so much fun. i live in the philippines where the climat eis warm, especially that its summer. i planted bittermelons, eggplants, radish and lettuce. can you give me more some advises on how to take care of them? i have the tendency to overdo things like over fertilize them or overwater them.or overheat them under the sun. any tips to know when im overdoing them or not? thank you,

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      Dennis Hoyman 

      9 years ago from Southwestern, Pennsylvania

      Hi Vithi

      Thank You for reading my Hub on growing eggplant in containers. What area of the country do you live in?

      You don't say if you fertilize the plants or not.

      If you do what kind of fertilizer did you use?

      Would you email back with more information?

      Thank You

      Gardener Den

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for the information.

      I have planted Eggplant in container , its been more than 3 months but there has not been a single eggplant in the plant inspite of plant bearing lot of flowers.

      Can you help me as what I can do more to get the fruits...

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      9 years ago

      I read your article on eggplants. Thanks for advice.

      I'm going to transplant into a 16" X 12" pot (I hope this is large enough). They were in a smaller pot and then I transplanted into a larger (and now I'll transplant again).

      The leaves turned very dry and brown on the Black Beauty eggplant. Someone told me continuous moisture soil could be holding too much water (and killing the eggplant). They said maybe they're getting too much water. I also planted one in a Topsy Turvy.

      Can you please comment on why leaves would've turned brown on eggplant (also could it have been from poor drainage or continuous moisture soil?).



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