Leave 50 cm (20″) between plants in the garden
1 cm (½”)
Full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. Loamy, fertile, well-drained soil. pH 6-7.5
Seeds will sprout in 5-10 days
Generally pest and disease free
Sow from mid-April to mid-May for transplanting to the garden in June, or direct sow in late-May or early June, once the soil has warmed up.
Once plants are 15 cm (6″) tall, pinch out the growing tips to encourage really bushy growth prior to harvest. Watch for signs of flower buds forming in mid-summer, and pinch these off to promote more foliage.
July to September