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General Information

Plant Care Instructions By Pat Hammer

Is Indoor Plant?

No

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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Plant Care Instruction

  • Scroll down or click on any month for plant care instructions
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    March
    1. 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.
    2. Transplant

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

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

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

    Plant outdoors
    2. Water

    Egg Plant requires regular watering
    3. Pest/Disease Inspection

    Flea beetle can be a problem. Monitor regularly
    June
    1. Fertilize

    Fertilize once per month
    2. Water

    As the weather gets hotter increase water
    July
    1. Fertilize

    Fertilize once per month
    2. Water

    Water well during hot and dry weather.
    3. 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
    1. Water

    Do not allow to dry out.
  • Plant

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

    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?

    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?

    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?

    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.

    Pest/Disease Inspection

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

    May

    Flea beetle can be a problem. Monitor regularly

    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?

    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.

    Harvest

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

    July

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

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