WHEN TO SOW
April to May indoors Mid-May to June outdoors
WHERE TO SOW
Sow seed on edge to prevent rotting in pots or trays during April to May 2cm (1") apart under glass at 20°C (68°F) using good quality seed sowing compost. Sow outdoors mid-May to June direct into the growing site 1cm (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.
Outdoor sowings should be thinned to one plant per station.
July to October when fruits are approximately 10-15cm (4-6") long.
Silvery blotches on the leaves of F1 hybrid plants is not a sign of disease but the natural leaf colouring.
Excellent source of vitamins A, C and E