Fairytale Eggplant Seed Pod Kit
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Fairy Tale Eggplant Features
- Tall plant with bright purple flowers and purple and white streaked fruit
- Grows Up to 24" tall
- Ready to Harvest in 10-12 weeks
- Pruning recommended
- Pollinating required for fruit
- Germination Guarantee
Seedless, creamy and beautiful. The growing popularity of the Fairy Tale Eggplant is all for good reason. Roast a few of these little purple and white beauties and you'll have a winning side dish or vegetarian main course that will taste amazing all year long, and look as gorgeous on the plate as it does growing in your garden.
- 3 Fairy Tale Eggplant Seed Pods and 6 spacers
- Specially Formulated Liquid Plant Food
- Grow domes for optimal germination
- Growing Guide insert with step by step instructions
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do AeroGardens work?
AeroGardens are designed to help you grow your own herbs, vegetables, salad greens or flowers at home. Our Seed Pod Kits are compatible with every model of AeroGarden. Planting with Seed Pods is fun and easy! Just insert the pre-seeded pods in your garden, add water, and the patented, specially formulated Liquid Nutrients. Most plants germinate within 7-14 days, are ready for harvesting in 4-6 weeks, and will keep producing continuous harvests for up to 6 months and longer. Indoor gardening can’t get any tastier or simpler!
How long do seed pods last?
Each of our Seed Pod Kits are tested for germination and expire one year after that date. To give you seeds the best chance to germinate, we recommend storing extra kits in a dark, cool, dry place. This will keep them cool and the seeds dormant until you’re ready to plant them in your AeroGarden. Some people store them in the vegetable drawer of their refrigerator in an airtight container or bag.
How do I prune Tomatoes/Peppers?
Fruiting vegetables, like tomatoes, peppers, and Fairy Tale eggplants, do require a little more attention and care than herbs, flowers, and salads.
What is the trellis for?
The trellis is an accessory that helps support medium and tall plants, such as tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant. Help your plants grow taller by supporting them before they develop heavy fruit. We have trellis systems available for Bounty and Farm models. For smaller gardens, like the Sprout and Harvest, try bamboo sticks, chopsticks or our Soft Ties to support your plants. Stick them down inside the grow pods next to the stem. Plants will grow up leaning into them or you can tie gently to the support. Early support can keep plants from collapsing under the weight of the fruit (tragic if it happens just before harvest).
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Rated 5 out of 5 by kacbelle from Beautiful plant, but WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES! These are my beautiful fairytale eggplant plants. They are 70 days old. I followed AG directions and got wonderful results. But be careful when handling the plants and especially the fruit, as any green part of the plant is either covered in tiny thorns (not noticeable by the naked eye) or larger thorns on the leaves. I was "attacked" twice! :) But if you love eggplant. This is a great choice! (I will probably be gifting mine to a friend with an outside garden, lol)
Date published: 2020-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by jkwAUS from Does very well under strong light I planted two pods, one in a farm XL surrounded by three pepper plants and the other in a bounty with a tomato plant. The eggplant is a medium to low grower and soon both were over shadowed by the surrounding plants. The one in the farm had very few buds and only one set. The one in the bounty was less crowed and had many flowers but only six set fruit (which I waited to long to harvest and were bitter). The tomato was not producing so I removed it and trimmed the eggplant especially removing the lower leaves that were not receiving light. Covered with flowers and too many have set to count. Key. Don't crowd, lots of light!
Date published: 2022-02-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by UrbanHobbit from Great for Intermediate Growers While I love my fairytale eggplant, I wouldn't recommend buying it for your first aerogarden. It's a neat plant, but it's not as set-it-and-forget-it as the salad or herb kits. Don't be dissuaded by the folks who didn't grow any veggies. I promise you it can be done! First off, you absolutely MUST aggressively hand pollinate. Once the flowers bloom, get in there with a cheap paintbrush and go to town on all of them. You'll still lose all the male blooms, but the females will blossom into veggies. For about 3 weeks you need to make this part of your daily routine if you want a crop big enough for one meal. Second, this is a very messy plant. When the male blooms fall off you're gong to have sticky wilted flowers everywhere. It's no big deal and part of the plant's natural life cycle. Just clear them away. Also be aware that when it starts to pollinate, it is AGGRESSIVE. Keep a box of tissues nearby, because you will sneeze for a couple of days. When it pollinates, you also need to be prepared to wipe down the garden and its surroundings daily with a wet cloth or else the pollen will stick and crystalize, making it a nightmare to clean up later. Third, they are very slow growers. If you want instant gratification with your first garden I heartily recommend the salads. They positively zoom! It took 3 weeks to see a shoot (I grew a crop of lettuce alongside it in the meantime, then yanked those when the eggplant needed space) and four months before my first harvest. This is a plant for people who have picked all the low hanging fruit of aerogardens and are ready for a challenge. If you're at a stage of gardening where you don't mind a little daily babysitting of a plant then the fairytale eggplants are really rewarding. The extra work makes me feel like I've leveled up in my gardening! If you need something that's more hands-off, I recommend the basil (it grows fast and hearty!), salads, and herbs.
Date published: 2021-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by mellooney from Amazing plant I started this in aerogarden and transferred it to outside garden. It has grown huge and is very productive.
Date published: 2020-07-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by ML37VLR from Loads of buds, no eggplant! Has anyone grown any fairytale eggplant? My plant is very healthy and the plant is loaded with buds that are flowering. But not a single eggplant has started growing. I bought an AeroGarden pollinator. It only worked for 2 days. I continue to try pollinating the flowers and buds. I have had no success. Has anyone else had success?
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by Neil from Tricky to Pollinate - but It will fruit We have four large plants growing in our Aerogarden of which one is the fairytale eggplant. The plant is very large and healthy after being trimmed almost weekly and is covered with purple flowers. Many of these flowers have fallen off which I assume is from a failure to pollinate. I was using the same method to pollinate the eggplant that I was using to pollinate tomatoes and peppers - lightly blowing on the flowers and running my hands over the plant. This process worked great on tomatoes and peppers but did not work on the eggplant. After about a month of only 1 eggplant, I started a more aggressive pollination process with the eggplant. Since the flowers are large, I would use my finger to flick the yellow portions of the flower. You could see the pollen in the air around the flower. I would then immediately use my finger to rub the insides of the flower together. After this process change, I went from one eggplant in a month to four setting fruit this week. It is more labor intensive to pollinate these than the other plants in the garden.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ceecee from Great purchase Ordered the fairy tale eggplant and nothing germinated. Aerogarden sent me new pods, and EVERYTHING germinated. I have never been happier with a company.
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nancy from Fairy Tale Eggplant I bought this plant a little while ago and put it in my aerogarden after my tomatoes and within a couple of weeks it started to grow, what a beautiful plant. I had to transplant it outside to a large pot as I did with my tomato plant and both are doing great. I love all the aerogarden plants that I have gotten everything always grows great. Thank you AeroGarden. Nancy
Date published: 2020-07-06
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