Crop Rotation Group
Well-drained, reasonably good soil, though will tolerate a variety of sites.
Sun or partial shade.
Single Plants: 50cm (1' 7") each way (minimum)
Rows: 45cm (1' 5") with 60cm (1' 11") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Frost areas: sow under cover 6 weeks before last spring frost. Plant out in late spring, when the weather is settled and warm. Frost free areas: Sow seed directly or in seed beds/seed trays in spring.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Requires very little attention. Soak seeds in water overnight before planting to improve germination.
Pull a few leaves from the outside of the plant regularly from mid summer onwards to produce more growth.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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