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Looking for a fun activity that will get the kids interested in gardening, then consider growing your own eggs. While eggs really do not come from plants, the Solanum melongena var. is a type of eggplant that produces egg-shaped fruit and is also known as the Easter Egg Plant.
This plant is easy to grow and can produce fruit for two years if taken care of properly.
To begin the process, one must first get the seeds. Many seed catalogues carry this variety of eggplant. Other sources for this seed include horticulture supply stores. Once you have the seed, you will need a container. One choice is a Greenhouse Seed Tray or a 6-inch container. Regardless of which you choose, do not forget to clean the container. This is simply done by soaking the container in a bucket of water that contains a capful of bleach. Scrub to remove any dirt, rinse in clean water and place in the sun to completely dry.