Growing Tips

Aubergines

Sow in April under glass. As soon as the second leaf unfurls they can be hardened off outdoors in late May. They can be grown in peat filled polythene bags or as a pot plant. When about 8" high pinch out the top. Tap plants daily and syringe over to help pollination. Liquid feed once a week when fruit is formed. Prone to red spider mite, syringe with water in dry weather.

 

Kitchen Tips: Peel fruit and cut into inch thick slices. Blanch for 4 minutes, chill and dry. Pack in layers of 4 to 5 slices, separating each slice with polythene to prevent sticking.

Pests: Red Spider Mite, Aphid, White fly

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Aubergine