Sow Plant Out Harvest
Where to Sow
|April to May under glass Mid May to June outdoors
||May to June
||September to October
Sow seed on edge 1.5cm (1/2") deep to prevent rotting in pots or trays during April to May 2.5cm (1") apart under glass at 20°C (68°F) using good quality seed sowing compost.
Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into growing site 1.5cm (1/2") deep 2 to 3 seeds in each position 60cm (24") apart.
What to do next
Greenhouse sowings should be gradually hardened off once they have developed the first pair of rough leaves and transplanted to growing site in late-May to early-June 60cm (24") apart once all risk of frost has past. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station.
If harvested when young you can peel with a knife or potato peeler .
If left till fully mature they do go as hard as a brick , and can only be cut into with a Saw or a chopper and hammer