Sow aubergine seeds from February to April in pots or trays of seed compost. Sow thinly and then cover with a layer of fine compost. Firm gently and keep moist, then cover with a sheet of glass, polythene or propagator lid in order to maintain a high humidity. Keep the seeds in a warm, bright position at a temperature of approximately 18 -21 degrees Celsius.
Remove the cover as soon as the seedling begin to show through the compost, and once they reach a height of about 6 inches they can be transplanted into individual pots or modular trays. Allow them to continue growing and be ready to transplant them in to grow-bags or large pots under protection in May. Keep them moist and weed free and they may require the additional support of canes or an open wigwam.