Start Eggplant From Seed
March 20, 2023 - March 26, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00am on day third of March, repeating indefinitely
In the Maritime Northwest, you’ll have the best luck with thin, Asian-type eggplant. The big chunky Italian type won’t produce as well. More sensitive than tomatoes or even peppers, cold nights make eggplant sulky. Don’t rush seed starting earlier than late March unless you’re prepared to up-pot into gallon-size pots.
Transplant out at about 8 weeks in late May or early June or when overnight temps are firmly into the mid-50s. Eggplant benefits from all the season extension techniques you can throw at it. Black plastic mulch for warmer soil plus a low tunnel covered in reemay or vented clear plastic will increase eggplant happiness substantially while we wait for summer.
How To Grow Eggplant in the Pacific Northwest (Coming soon!)