When to sow: Jan – March
Spacing: 75 x 50cm
Aubergine tips: Sow indoors in seed trays from late February, or if you have a heat mat from January. Seeds need steady temperatures of 21°C to germinate effectively, and they like a high light intensity. Once plants have a few true leaves they can be moved on to larger pots (10cm). They can be planted out at their final spacing in April or May, preferably in a polytunnel or greenhouse. Remove growing point of main stem to encourage fruits setting on the sides.