Black Beauty Eggplants are the most popular eggplant for home gardens. Fruits are nearly round and almost black. Fine, pale-yellow flesh just great for breading and frying. Mature in 80 days.Planting guide: Sow seed half inch deep indoors in a box in a sunny window or in a hotbed. A warm temperature is essential. When the plants have their second leaves, transplant or thin to 2 inches apart. After danger from frost is past, set outdoors in rows 3 feet apart and 2 feet apart in the row, but before doing so, harden the plants gradually exposing them to the outdoor air for about a week. It requires 8 to 10 weeks to grow plants ready to set out.These items are useful when starting seeds indoors for transplanting:Jiffy-7 Peat PelletsPeat Pots, 2 1/4'' roundPeat Pots, 3'' round3'' square pots4 1/2'' round potsFor protecting your transplants against late, unexpected frosts choose between Hotkaps plant protectors and Wall O' Water plant protectors.Everything you need to get your plants off to a great start!