Eggplant is a heat-loving vegetable, but it is also grown in temperate regions. If you want to grow eggplants in your vegetable garden, start by growing seedlings in early March.

It is best to start sowing seeds at the end of February, beginning of March. To promote germination, soak the seeds in water for half a day. Cover the sown seeds with soil 1 cm thick, then gently press the soil down..

At a temperature between 22 and 25 °C, the sprouts appear in 2-3 weeks. After the first pair of real leaves have developed, you can transplant the plants into small pots. Place the seedlings in a bright, warm place and, if possible, use additional lighting so that the plants do not become leggy.

Transplant the sufficiently developed, healthy seedlings into the garden beds around the end of May.