Sow 12mm (½”) deep, direct in final position. Sow 4 or 5 seeds in clumps, later thinning to the two strongest seedlings. Allow 40-50cm (16-20”) between clumps. When the young plants have 5 or 6 leaves, pinch out growing tips to encourage growth of side shoots. Grow alongside a trellis or fence if space is limited. Keep plants well watered, and prepare the soil well by adding organic material and a complete fertiliser.
When To Plant
Spring to mid Summer.
Summer and Autumn.
These seeds may be treated with a fungicide (Thiram or Apron XL), do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals.
Fungicide treatment is an AQIS requirement for certain varieties of seeds. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees.
If your packet has been treated it will be well marked with a warning and the seeds will be dyed a distinct colour.
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If you are not completely satisfied with these seeds Mr. Fothergill's will gladly replace them for free. Performance subject to growing conditions.