How to grow eggplants in pots on the balcony
The cultivation of vegetables on the balcony has become very fashionable because it starts from an increasingly common need for people who live in the city, that is to have fresh vegetables, in season and possibly grown without the use of pesticides or other toxic products.
Indeed on the balcony with some attention and a little experience you have the opportunity to personally grow seedlings and taste the genuine product of our work. It will be enough to have some planter available with good soil to try your hand at growing aubergines, a species that needs hot temperatures, sun exposure and a soil rich in organic matter ... but for all the details, read the next paragraphs.potted eggplant on the balcony "width =" 745 "height =" 391 "longdesc =" / fruit and vegetables / vegetable garden-on-balcony / how-to-grow-eggplant-in-pot-on-balcony.asp ">
Choice of container
The choice of the container is crucial. The aubergine is in fact an extremely vigorous plant and, to give an abundant harvest, it requires large spaces. Those who want to grow it on the balcony can go to contained varieties or choose very large containers.
We never go below 35 cm in diameter and depth, even if for best results it is good to stay above 40 in all directions.
The best materials are plastic and wood. The first one, besides being economic, is not very breathable. It will help us in the summer to prevent the soil from drying out too early.
Wood is instead an excellent insulator, keeping the soil fresh longer.