Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

21 best crops for your edible garden

Our top picks for veggies and fruits to grow at home, from tomatoes to greens

Eggplants

Warm-season crop

The large, deep purple fruits of ‘Black Beauty’ and small, slender ‘Hansel’ are stunners. Both are delicious grilled in olive oil, or paired with ripe tomatoes in Eggplant Parmigiana.

To produce a crop, plants need 2 to 3 months of warm days and nights. A well-spaced row of these eggplants makes an ornamental border. Sunset zones 1-24, H1, H2.

Start from nursery-grown plants; they're much easier than seeds.

Find your zone and learn about growing eggplant

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