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24/11/2011 at 15:29
i have an allotment but i don't have a greenhouse but i am lucky to have a friend that lets me use thier greenhouse so i will give aubergines this year along with my chillies and maybe a few tomatoes i will keep you posted on how i get on
20/01/2012 at 08:57
A number of garden advice articles suggest 'maintaining a temperature of 21 degrees' Without heating my greenhouse, which is impractical and definitely not 'green' how is this achieved? My greenhouse varies in March, from 5 degrees to 30 degrees!
05/02/2012 at 14:28
i have had no luck whatsoever growing aubergines so any tips would be welcome
    06/02/2012 at 17:36

Good luck with that, supersuzie1 - do keep us posted.

Phil3 - you can start off aubergines in a small heated propagator (please see link below), but the plants do need heat once they've outgrown that. It might be worth a try anyway, and we might be blessed with a sufficiently hot summer to ripen the fruits. Or, alternatively, consider a crop that doesn't feel the cold quite as much!

kimi2000 - do take a look at our practical guide to growing aubergines, and Kate Bradbury's blog on the subject. Good luck

17/02/2012 at 14:11
I grew 10 aurbergine plants last year, once growing well I put the plants into my greenhouse. I had plenty of flowers some did fall off but I didn't get one aurbergine, I have sown 6 seeds a few weeks ago and 5 seedlings are up, could it be that the pot size was the problem as the largest pot I used was 10cm?
03/08/2013 at 10:56
Can you please explain with a clear photo what you mean by ''remove main tip '' of aubergine plant ?
24/03/2014 at 20:37

Hello, thank you for the information. What do you spray with tepid water, the flower or the plant? (this is mentioned while tapping the flower) Thank you

12/02/2015 at 19:00

I grew aubergines last year in my greenhouse, they fruited well and grew to maturity,however they were inedible as they were very bitter.-any comments?

12/02/2015 at 19:13

Could be you left them to long on the plant. Aubergines are best picked when they are still glossy looking. Dull coloured fruits are usually bitter.


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