Growing aubergine plant and capsicum plant in mulch cultivation. In the previous article, best soil for peppers and eggplants. (Making a raised bed for aubergines and bell peppers.) It has been about 40 days since then. This time, I will plant seedlings of white eggplant and green pepper.
I did the preparation for growing white eggplants and green peppers in late March. I performed soil preparation, fertilization, and made the bed.
The seedlings of white eggplants and bell peppers are placed, still in their pots, into a bucket filled with water to remove the air from the soil. (It’s okay when no more bubbles come out.)
The white eggplant and green pepper seedlings, which have been taken out of the water, will rest in a shaded area until planting.
The planting process for white eggplant and bell pepper starts with making holes in the mulch.
After making the holes for planting white eggplant and green pepper, check the depth and size of each hole. Let’s place the potted plants into the holes. It should be easy to check once you actually place them in.
If there are any issues such as the hole being too shallow or deep, or too large or small, adjust the planting hole accordingly. Using a trowel is useful for adjusting the size of the hole.
Fill the hole with water up to 80%. White eggplant and green pepper seedlings should be planted after the water has drained away.
White eggplant and bell pepper seedlings are delicate. Handle eggplant and pepper seedlings gently during planting to prevent them from breaking or getting damaged. The way to plant seedlings is to first pinch the stem of the seedlings between your fingers, and turn over the pot.
Gently remove the white eggplant and green pepper seedlings from the pot and plant in the hole. Try to avoid breaking the soil around the seedlings as much as possible.
After planting the white eggplant and bell pepper seedlings, return the previously set aside soil and fill the gaps around the hole. Once the gaps are filled, gently press down the soil around the base of the seedlings, being careful not to damage them.
Any excess soil from planting white eggplant and green pepper should be dropped beneath the bed. If the leftover soil comes into contact with the leaves, it can potentially lead to diseases. Let’s keep the surface of the mulching film clean.
Since the newly planted seedlings are still fragile, set up stakes alongside them for support. (Insert the stakes at an angle, outside the planting hole to avoid damaging the roots.)
Tie the stem to the stake with twine. Loosely tie the stem, as it will grow thicker over time.
No intentional watering after planting. This is to strengthen the white eggplant and bell pepper plants. It may wilt for a while, but if it perks up within 3-4 days, it’s a sign that it has taken root.
Following is the video for how-to. English subtitles are available.