Eggplants are a warm season crop that will make a delicious addition to any dish. With it deep, purple color, eggplants add some color and beauty to your vegetable garden. Depending on the variety, epplants come in a variety of sizes and shapes. As a nightshade, eggplants are similar to tomatoes in their planting needs. Plant in full sun after risk of frost has passed, in rich well draining soil. Water and fertilize on a regular schedule. Eggplants are self pollinating, so even with one plant, you will be rewarded with produce. A popular dish made with eggplant, is eggplant parmesan, a sure favorite for anyone at your dinner table.