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Easter egg plant
Plant Care Instructions By Pat Hammer

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These month by month plant care tasks are for plants in the following zones :
Sunset Zones : 23, 24
USDA Zones : 10a, 10b, 11
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  • January
    • February
      • March
        • Sow Seeds

            Sow seed 6 weeks for planting outdoors. They take about 10-15 days to germinate. Keep the new seedlings indoors or warm until ready to plant out.

        • Transplant

            after seeds have germinated they can be transplanted into a pot and grown on in a sunny warm location.

      • April
        • Plant

            Plant outdoors in late April or early May. There should be no danger of frost. They like temperatures of 50 to 70 degrees.

        • Transplant

            Seedlings can be transplanted into a pot and grown on or later transplanted to the garden.

      • May
        • Plant

            Plant outdoors

        • Water

            Egg Plant requires regular watering

        • Pest/Disease Inspection

            Flea beetle can be a problem. Monitor regularly

      • June
        • Fertilize

            Fertilize once per month

        • Water

            As the weather gets hotter increase water

        • Pest/Disease Inspection

            

      • July
        • Fertilize

            Fertilize once per month

        • Water

            Water well during hot and dry weather.

        • Pest/Disease Inspection

            

        • Harvest

            It takes 60-90 days to grow and be ready to harvest. Cut fruit when they are fully mature and reach full color.

      • August
        • Water

            Do not allow to dry out.

        • Pest/Disease Inspection

            

      • September
        • October
          • November
            • December
              • Winter
                • Spring
                  • Summer
                    • Fall
                      • Buy

                        When's the best time to buy this plant? When can you buy these from seed (if you can)? When is it usually available? What are things to look for when you're buying it? Or anything other tidbit of information you can share!

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                        • Plant

                          When's a good time to plant this plant or bulb? Any special planting instructions?

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                          • April

                            Plant outdoors in late April or early May. There should be no danger of frost. They like temperatures of 50 to 70 degrees.

                          • May

                            Plant outdoors

                        • Sow Seeds

                          When can you plant these seeds? When's the best time? Can you start them indoors and move them out? Do they have any special requirements?

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                          • March

                            Sow seed 6 weeks for planting outdoors. They take about 10-15 days to germinate. Keep the new seedlings indoors or warm until ready to plant out.

                        • Fertilize

                          When should you fertilize this plant? Which kind of fertilizer do you recommend? Should you use different fertilizers at different times of year?

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                          • June

                            Fertilize once per month

                          • July

                            Fertilize once per month

                        • Water

                          Is there a time to reduce or increase watering? Any special requirements? Things to avoid during certain times of the year?

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                          • May

                            Egg Plant requires regular watering

                          • June

                            As the weather gets hotter increase water

                          • July

                            Water well during hot and dry weather.

                          • August

                            Do not allow to dry out.

                        • Prune

                          When's a good time to prune this plant? How about deadheading, pinching back, trimming or any other grooming? Any special requirements?

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                          • Mulch

                            Does this plant need to be mulched? Are there specific types of Mulch which are better for this plant? How much?

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                            • Protect

                              When and how should you protect this plant from birds, deer, rabbits? Does this plant need be covered, or wrapped or painted or moved?

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                              • Pest/Disease Inspection

                                What are the common problems this plant will face and when should you look for them to appear?

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                                • May

                                  Flea beetle can be a problem. Monitor regularly

                                • June

                                • July

                                • August

                              • Treat for Pest/Disease

                                How do you treat the common problems for this plant? What products or concoctions or natural means do you use? Any special requirements?

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                                • Transplant

                                  When's the best time to dig up and transplant this from one spot to another? (This is different than planting). Any special requirements?

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                                  • March

                                    after seeds have germinated they can be transplanted into a pot and grown on in a sunny warm location.

                                  • April

                                    Seedlings can be transplanted into a pot and grown on or later transplanted to the garden.

                                • Propagate

                                  When's a good time to divide, take cuttings, layer or propagate this plant. Any special requirements?

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                                  • Harvest

                                    When's a good time to harvest this plant? What's the best way to harvest? Are there special requirements or features?

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                                    • July

                                      It takes 60-90 days to grow and be ready to harvest. Cut fruit when they are fully mature and reach full color.

                                  • Special requirements

                                    Any other requirement for this plant? Is there anything that doesn't fit into the other care categories?

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