Since Green Eggplant Potato Curry/Aloo Baingan is on the moist side (not completely dry nor a gravy), it goes very well with plain rice or even roti, paratha or any Indian bread.
Green eggplants are native to India, China, and other regions of eastern Asia and have been cultivated for thousands of years. There are many different varieties with various histories, but over time, Green eggplants were selectively bred to showcase improved flavors, appearances, and textures. Green eggplants were also introduced to Japan in the early ages for commercial cultivation and home gardens. In 1868, the beginning of the Meiji period, Green eggplants became a delicacy throughout Japan, and the pale-hued eggplants are still grown in the regions surrounding Tokyo. Today Green eggplants are found through local markets, farm stands, grocers, and distributors throughout Asia. Some Green eggplant varieties are also cultivated on a small-scale through specialty farms in Australia, Europe, and the United States.
HVO packages our seeds in custom-made foil packets to keep moisture out and extend the seed life. Some of our Foil Packets have a zip-lock seal to maintain freshness. We also insert a silica gel anti-moisture packet in each foil packet.
Soak Green Eggplant seeds with warm water (around 55 C) for 15 minutes with the aim of breaking the seed dormancy period (awakening the seed while accelerating germination). Water used for soaking should be bottled water or boiled water (water that has been boiled and can be drunk). After you have finished soaking during 15 menit, then take the seeds using a filter and wash with clean water (boiled water),then drain / relax (leave the air open to dry on its own, or it can be aerated (exhaled by the wind / fan) to dry quickly), then do the next process.
Prepare seedling containers (places for seeding) that can be in the form of trays, trays, polybags, pots, used tins, etc. To note in the use of seedling containers is the bottom of the container must be given enough holes for smooth circulation of water (so that excess water comes out of the container, so that the seedling media is not muddy or excess water). It could also be the side of the container is given a hole to further facilitate water circulation. Prepare the seedling media which can be a mixture of soil, sand or roasted husk, and compost or manure in a ratio of 1 : 1 : 1 or 2 : 1 : 1.
For simplicity, before being given planting media (soil), first insert the small stones (or rock fragments) into polybag/pot. These stones serve as a buffer for the growing media while preventing drainage holes from clogging. Then fill polybag/pot with planting media up to 75% – 85% part of polybag/pot (meaning not to the full). The planting media used can be in the form of a mixture of soil, sand or fuel husk, and compost or manure with a ratio of 1 : 1 : 1 or 2 : 1 : 1.
Watering Green Eggplant plants should be done carefully so that the plants are not damaged, both leaves and stems. If the planting media dries easily, then the frequency of watering should be twice a day,
Plant pests include trips, aphids, mites, whitefly, bark caterpillars, etc. The chances of the emergence of these plant pests will be higher in the dry season. If one plant is exposed to pests and left alone, then the other plants will also be exposed to these pests, so don’t leave them alone. To overcome this, control by spraying insecticides for insect pests and akarisida for mites, every week according to the dose, if needed.
Plant diseases include sprouting, bacterial wilt, fusarium, anthracnose, leaf rot (choanephora), phytophora blight, leaf spot (cercospora), bacterial spotting, bacterial soft rot, yellow curling, etc. The attack of certain diseases caused by fungi and bacteria will be higher in the rainy season. As with pests, if one plant is exposed to disease and left alone, then the other plants will also get the disease quickly, so don’t leave it. To overcome this, do control by spraying fungicides every week according to the dose, if needed. The dosage instructions are on the related fungicide packaging.
Green Eggplant harvest can be done in 70 – 85 HST (Day after Planting). The time needed for each Green Eggplant plant for the first harvest is indeed not uniform, because it depends on the quality of each initial seed, the environment / conditions around each seed at the time of sprouting and growing, and the care of each Green Eggplant plant.
Green eggplants are an excellent source of fiber to regulate the digestive tract, vitamin C to strengthen the immune system and reduce inflammation, and potassium to balance fluid levels within the body. The eggplants also provide iron to develop the protein hemoglobin for oxygen transport through the bloodstream, calcium to protect bones and teeth, and other nutrients such as manganese, B vitamins, and copper. In Japanese natural medicines, eggplant is believed to have a cooling, diuretic effect, discharging heat from the body.
Adding eggplants to your diet may help keep your blood sugar in check. This is primarily because eggplants are high in fiber, which passes through the digestive system intact.
Eggplants are high in fiber and low in calories, making them an excellent addition to any weight loss regimen. Fiber moves through the digestive tract slowly and can promote fullness and satiety, reducing calorie intake.
Eggplant contains several substances that show potential in fighting cancer cells. Some animal studies have shown that SRGs could cause the death of cancer cells and may also help reduce the recurrence of certain types of cancer.