How to sow eggplants in January: seedlings will surprise everyone
Experienced gardeners say that you can sow eggplant seedlings as early as January. It is important to properly prepare the planting material so that each seed germinates.
It is also advised to pay attention to favorable days on the sowing calendar. How to sow eggplants correctly to get high-quality and strong seedlings - read the OBOZ.UA article.
The basis of a quality harvest is the proper treatment of seeds before planting. Gardeners recommend a simple method of soaking the planting material in a 1% potassium permanganate solution. Be sure to rinse thoroughly with water and dry the seeds after treatment.
Aloe juice will help stimulate growth. The seeds should be placed in the freshly squeezed juice for only 2-3 hours.
How to plant seedlings
- The prepared seeds should be placed in the soil to a depth of 0.5 mm.
- Cover the crops with foil.
- It is better to place the seedlings in a warm place with low humidity. The optimum temperature should be +28°C.
When to sow seedlings
Moon phases for the second half of January-2024:
- January 12-24 - the growing moon
- January 25 - full moon.
- January 26-31 - the waning moon.
The growing moon phase
Usually, crops that grow above ground are planted during this period. Root crops may fail to produce. Vegetables, herbs, grasses, and ornamental crops are also planted. It's time to start fertilizing and propagating plants.
Full moon phase
At the full moon, you can prune and treat plants from pests. However, it is not recommended to harvest during this lunar phase.
Waning moon phase
During the waning moon, people have long paid attention to the root system of plants. You can plant tubers, onion plants and other root crops
For eggplants, experts say, the most favorable period will be January 18-24.