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I decided to start some dollar store eggplant seeds in a flower pot because I was too cheap to pay $1.50 for 6 eggplant seedlings. Every durn seed came up. Now I have baby eggplant plants all over the place. Tell me, do eggplant need rich or poor soil? I cannot remember. I know tomatoes like rich soil, and peppers do best in fairly poor soil. I have some of each type of dirt here so neither would be problem. In fact, I have plenty of poor dirt. Some of it is better suited to pottery class than gardening. LOL Thanks.
-- Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 22, 2001
Mine were treated just like tomatos with rich well drained soil and they did very well. The biggest producer of eggplant in the world is NJ, so I figured they should have rich soil. Good luck!
-- Doreen (email@example.com), April 23, 2001.
I always plant mine with the broccoli and the peppers. They do alright - the peppers love it, anyway!!
-- Sue Diederich (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 2001.