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When to plant eggplant for seedlings in 2019: dates, tables, tips


With the approach of spring and the summer season, inveterate gardeners begin to worry about preparing for gardening: they buy seeds for seedlings, check the readiness of inventory, stock up on peat pots and various fertilizers. Experienced summer residents have long known that seedlings should be planted correctly and in a timely manner, therefore it is worthwhile to approach seedlings for seedlings responsibly and correctly determine: when to soak and plant tomatoes, peppers? When to plant eggplant for seedlings in 2018?

When to plant eggplant in 2018: signs worth paying attention to

Even in ancient times, our ancestors established a connection between natural phenomena, weather signs, lunar days and the quality of growth and subsequent ripening of the crop. We tried to look closely at the signals sent by nature, and therefore learned to grow a high-quality and plentiful crop of vegetables and fruits.

  1. First of all, they paid attention to the weather of the first days of March: if unexpected rains began, including with snow, then we should expect interference for the ripening of the harvest in summer. That is why it was necessary to plant seedlings especially carefully and take care of it, so that in the summer it was hardened and strong.
  2. Seeds for seedlings should be sown necessarily on the growing moon, hence the tradition to draw up an annual calendar associated with the phases of the moon. Sowing according to the lunar calendar has long been a traditional method of calculating the optimal timing of sowing all garden crops.
  3. Experienced gardeners know that sowing seeds at the full moon or new moon is a thankless task, as the plant will not grow and develop harmoniously.
  4. Root crops are recommended to be planted during the waning moon, since the forces and juices of plants planted during this period, according to popular beliefs, will go to the earth. But for eggplant or tomato, the timing of sowing seeds, coinciding with the phase of the growing moon, is considered ideal, since the planted plant during this period begins to grow actively in the ground part.

Accordingly, before you start planning for sowing seeds for future eggplant seedlings, you should look at the Moon or just look at the lunar calendar.

When to sow eggplant on the lunar calendar

Gardeners are sure that a correctly chosen favorable day for sowing eggplant seeds is the key to a successful gathering of seedlings and a subsequent successful harvest. In different regions, seeds are recommended to be sown at different times due to differences in climatic conditions. That is why the lunar calendar is formed taking into account these features and covers several time periods of the possible sowing of eggplant.

Eggplant

month

date

Seeding time

January

4, 5,10, 30, 31

February

12, 14, 23, 28

March

4, 14, 16, 20, 30, 31

April

9, 18, 22, 27

Planting seedlings

May

3, 14, 15, 24, 31

June

2, 11, 16, 20

Eggplant is a moody and demanding vegetable. It requires attention and proper care, which begins with observing the rules for sowing and planting this vegetable.

Adverse Moon Days for Eggplant

In addition to the fact that there are days that are considered especially successful for sowing seeds and growing eggplant seedlings, there are days in 2018 in which it is strongly recommended not to plant this vegetable.

Eggplant

month

date

Bad days for sowing

January

12,28

February

11, 26

March

12, 28

April

11,26

Seedlings not recommended

May

11, 25

June

9, 24

Experts also recommend that you follow the rules for choosing the day for watering, processing and weeding eggplants. It is believed that, thanks to this, it will be possible to get a normal crop, otherwise, this vegetable will not please amateur gardeners.

When to plant for seedlings in a greenhouse

The timing of planting seeds for future seedlings at home differs from the terms that are practiced in professional greenhouses and greenhouses. It is these vegetables grown by professionals that can be seen first in markets and supermarkets.

  1. At home, it is not recommended to plant seeds for seedlings earlier than February-March. It is these terms that are usually practiced, for example, in the suburbs. Seeds planted in February, by the time they were planted in the ground, are already quite mature and strong, and besides, they are quite seasoned.
  2. Given the fact that sunlight is still not enough in this period of the year, future vegetables should be provided with high-quality lighting using fitolamps or ordinary fluorescent lamps.

The timing of sowing seeds for seedlings directly depends on the region in which these vegetables are planned to be grown. The north of the region, the correspondingly later the time for sowing seeds is shifted.

When to plant eggplant in 2018

Experts draw the attention of amateur gardeners to the fact that seeds should be given at least two and a half months in order for them to grow and grow stronger. In some regions, vegetables are planted in greenhouses at the end of May and beginning of June, and in warm places it is time for planting already in open ground. When planning a planting, it is worth considering the period necessary for seedlings in order to grow stronger and harden.

Eggplant

month

date

Terms of planting seedlings in the greenhouse

April

9, 18, 22, 27

May

3, 14, 15, 24, 31

June

2, 11, 16, 20

Planting seedlings in the ground

June

2, 11, 16, 20

July

4, 6, 27, 28

Do not ignore the days in which you can not plant eggplant seedlings in the ground, according to how the moon calendar interprets it.

Eggplant

month

date

Adverse days for planting seedlings in the greenhouse

April

11, 26

May

11, 25

June

9, 24

Adverse days for planting seedlings in the ground

June

9, 24

July

9, 23

Dates of planting and sowing eggplant in Siberia

Summer residents, living in the Urals and Siberia, also want to cultivate their "home" eggplant, however, the weather and severe climatic conditions stop it. Siberian gardeners, for their part, argue that it is quite possible to grow this capricious vegetable in their region, you just have to follow the rules and take into account the peculiarities of planting.

  1. You can plant seedlings in heated greenhouses in late April - early May. Those gardeners whose greenhouse is not heated can be planted in an ordinary greenhouse in late May - early June. It is believed that the earth by this period will warm up to a depth of about 20 centimeters.
  2. Those who plan to plant seedlings in late May should take care of sowing seeds in the first ten days of March. Experts do not recommend delaying sowing, as seedlings will require subsequent transplantation not soon in conditions of lack of sunlight and heat.
  3. Eggplant in Siberia is finally planted in the ground approximately at the end of May, if weather conditions permit. At the same time, vegetables should be covered for some time to protect from hypothermia, and at night they should be covered even in July, since nights in the Siberian regions are unpredictable.

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Do not forget that eggplants do not need much light: just hold the vegetables in the open for about 10 hours, after which it is advisable to cover them. In this way, it is possible to increase fruiting and accelerate plant growth.