Dwarf Eggplants in container

catlover_gardenerJune 16, 2011

I bought a one gall pot with three dwarf eggplants "Fairy Tale" in it, and am wondering whether or not I should put all three in a large container.

The roots are all grown in together and if I cut, or tear them apart it might stunt their growth. Right?

I have 5-1-1 mix waiting for them and a 15 gall container.

I am told the plants do not grow very tall, but I suppose they get bushy.

Do I separate them into individual containers, or can they be planted together to conserve space?

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dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

"Do I separate them into individual containers, or can they be planted together to conserve space?"
You can if you want.
They should survive , Cutting the roots to divide them.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 8:54PM
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Ohiofem(6a Ohio)

I grew three eggplants in a 15 gallon container last summer, and they did very well, although I found the pot was dense with roots at the end of the summer. Those were Rosa Bianca eggplants that grew almost four feet tall. This year I decided to grow only two in a 20-gallon container.

Eggplants are especially sensitive to Root disturbance, so I think I would plant them together in your 15-gallon container.

    Bookmark   June 16, 2011 at 10:07PM
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