Should I separate the eggplant?


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Hello. I purchased a couple of eggplant plants, and I notice that there seem to be two seedlings growing out of each pot. Should I plant as they are? Or should I attempt to separate them when transplanting into the garden? Thank you for any advice.
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Eggplant gets quite large. I would cut one off. Very healthy plants by the way. I grow four and have more fruit than I can use.
 
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You can try to separate them but the plants are fairly large and the roots will be super intertwined and difficult to separate without damaging some of the roots. When I do this, not only do I soak the roots but I use a garden hose with a hand sprayer to remove all of the soil which also helps to separate the roots. It is much easier and safer to just snip the weakest plant off at soil level.
 
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