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18 Delicious Vegetables

Learn more about these delicious vegetables — particularly eggplant, peppers, sweet corn, asparagus, artichokes and celery — with our thorough guide that shows when to sow and harvest, plus the best conditions for these plants.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Black Beauty Eggplant is Old Heirloom Variety
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Eggplant 'Black Beauty'

A prolific variety, producing many glossy, deep purple, oval-shaped fruits. The highest yields are achieved with the protection of a greenhouse. Plants are best tied to supports to help bear the weight of the fruits.
Sow: Early to mid-spring
Harvest: Midsummer to early fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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