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Aubergine Ophelia F1 Seeds

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Aubergine Ophelia F1 Seeds - Irish Plants Direct 
 
This patio variety is an upright compact plant with purple flowers with plenty of small oval shaped deep purple fruits with a good flavour.
 
A reliable cropper that can be grown in a greenhouse, tunnel or outside in a sheltered spot in a container. 
 
Seed Qty 10 seeds
 
☀️Sow January - April
☀️Germination 8 - 11 days
☀️Loam or sandy soil that is acidic or neutral. 
☀️Harvest August - October
☀️Companion Plants beans, peas, peppers, marigolds & nasturtiums. 
☀️Do not plant with potatoes or kohl rabi. 
☀️Pick the fruits when the fruits are solid and heavy. 
☀️A good source of Vitamin A, C, b1, b6, and potassium 
☀️Use in  pasta dishes, salads and curries
 
Aubergines can be grown in pots, grow bags or in the border of a greenhouse and tunnel. Prepare the soil by digging in compost or well rotted manure add a granular fertiliser 2 weeks before planting.
 
Make sure plants are grown in full sun. 
 
Sow by planting 2 seeds in a 3mm pot either on a warm window sill or in a heated propagator the temperature for germination needs to be between 21 - 27 degrees. When the seedlings emerge remove the weaker one then when they get their first true leaves transplant into a larger pot to grow on.
 
If the plants are to be transplanted outside ensure they have been hardened off and all chance of frost has passed and ensure they are planted in a south facing sheltered spot. 
It's important to water regularly and feed with liquid feed fortnightly when the flowers appear.
 
 
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