Growing Brinjal (Eggplant) at Home: A Comprehensive Guide for a Bountiful Harvest

Brinjal, belonging to the Solanaceae family, is a quintessential tropical vegetable cultivated in India and globally throughout the year.

It enjoys popularity worldwide and is known by various names such as eggplant, garden egg, badanekai, vankaya, baingan, aubergine, and vangi.

However, brinjal farming faces challenges from pests, diseases, and pathogens.

Cultivation is generally low-maintenance, thriving in temperatures around 26°C during the day and 18°C at night,

preferably with warmer conditions for optimal yield.

Growing Brinjal (Eggplant) at Home

Seed Selection

Purchase high-quality brinjal seeds from a reliable source or use seeds from a mature fruit.


Start the germination process indoors by planting the seeds in seed trays or small pots filled with well-draining seed starting mix.

Transplanting Seedlings

Once the seedlings are about 4-6 inches tall and have developed a few leaves, transplant them into larger pots or directly into the garden or grow bag.

Sunlight and Watering

Brinjal plants thrive in full sunlight, so choose a location that receives at least 6-8 hours of sunlight per day.