Sow – January to April
Plant Out April to June
Harvest July to October
Where to Sow
Sow seeds underglass 0.5cm (1/4 in) deep in pots or trays of good seed sow-ing compost and lightly cover with a sprinkling of vermiculite or compost. Place containers in a propagator at a temperature of 18–21C .
What to do next
Prick out seedlings, once large enough to handle, into 9cm (3 1/2in) pots. Transplant to the greenhouse border soil, or individual large pots, or 3 plants per growbag when 20cm (8in) high. Can also be planted outdoors once all risk of frost has past. Plants require side shoots removing and some support for the best yields. Water and feed plants regularly with a high potash feed once the first truss has set.
If growing outside pinch out the growing tip after 4-5 trusses of fruit have set.