Garden Seeds-Egg Plant Slim Jim – The Grey Works

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Garden Seeds-Egg Plant Slim Jim

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Slim Jim is a terrific dwarf aubergine variety from Italy – an award-winning all-rounder in the patio vegetable category. Its dark-purple foliage and clusters of long, slim, purple fruits make it a perfect choice for ornamental and decorative gardens. Even though the variety’s origins are not clear, most accounts agree that it is southern-Italian in origin and was first introduced by Italian seed company Fratelli Ingegnoli. Aubergines originated in Asia, being recorded first in the 6th century Chinese agricultural treatise Qímín Yàoshù. The plant was introduced to the Mediterranean region by Arabs in the Middle Ages. Aubergines have a somewhat unusual reputation in Italy – historically, it was thought that the whole plant could cause insanity. The name melanzana is derived from mela insana, meaning ‘insane apple’!

NAME
Eggplant

VARIETY
Slim Jim

QUANTITY
30 seeds

PLANT SIZE
Height 70 cm
Width 45 cm

CONTAINER SIZE
Height 30 cm
Width 30 cm

COMPANION PLANT
Basil, peppers, okra, mints, thyme, catnip.


SOWING
Indoor Mar-Apr
Outdoor May-June

TIMING
Germination 10-30 days
Harvesting 90-12 0 days

SPACING
When sowing 3-5 cm; Depth 0,5 cm
When transplanting 30-40 cm

GROWING
Sunligth Full sun.
Soil Well-drained, moist and fertile soil.
Watering Regular watering, even twice a day.
Feeding Heavy feeder.

CARING
Expert tip Eggplants are a bit slower to germinate than many other plants. They require a temperature between 25° and 30°C. When the young plant reaches 15 cm in height, cut the top off to encourage branch production and increase future fruit set.