Eggplant fruits have long stood on their own as a main ingredient in recipes, such as the classic, Eggplant Parmesan. However, as people have begun to look for meat alternatives, whether switching to vegan or vegetarian diets or simply cutting back on meat consumption, eggplants are once again becoming popular.
When properly prepared, and this is key because there is a lot of bad advice out there, eggplant can provide a mouth feel similar to meat. The internet and cookbooks are filled with recipes. One of our favorites are eggplant "meatballs."
Like its cousins, peppers and tomatoes, eggplants do best in areas that have consistently warm growing season. Start seeds indoors in pots six to eights weeks before your last expected frost date.
Each packet contains 0.25 gram or approximately 25 seeds.