Start eggplants indoors8 weeksbefore your frost free date. Sow seeds .6 cm deep. Germination will occur in 5-10 daysat 27-32 degrees Celsius. Move seedlings into larger containers when first true leaves appear and give them a rich mix with lots of compost. Keep plants warm and harden off before planting outdoors. Space plants 45-60 cmapart in the row and rows 75-90 cmapart. Row covers and black plastic mulch can boost production byprovidingadditionalwarmth.