Both these vegetables love hot conditions, and will thrive in even very hot areas. Sow the seed from August to December in rich, well-drained soil. Transplant the young seedlings into their permanent positions when they're approximately 10 cm tall. Plant them 75 cm apart. Both of these vegetables will crop over quite a long period, usually about five months. Mulch them well with compost and straw or hay.
The seeds of both eggplant and capsicum are very slow to germinate, and also grow very slowly into a reasonably sized seedling. It may be an alternative for impatient gardeners to buy established seedlings.
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