Planting & Harvesting
Sow & Grow
Outdoors: sow thinly, March-September, where they are to crop, 2.5cm (1") deep, directly into finely-prepared, fertile, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Allow 25cm (10") between rows. Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days. Keep moist. Harvest unthinned as baby leaves, or thin to 10cm (4") apart for mature plants. Or, sow indoors, October-March, to grow in a tunnel or greenhouse. Sow into cells in trays of compost in gentle warmth. Transplant to borders or large pots when approx. 7.5cm (3") tall. Keep moist. Harvest: All year round.
Hint's & Tips
Late spring and summer crops are ready to harvest from approx. 28 days. Autumn and winter crops take approx. 6-9 days, depending on temperature.