Growing Instructions (included with kit)
Tomato - Roma
When: Early Spring to Summer - all year round in tropical areas.
Where: In pots or trays of seed-raising mix in a sunny but sheltered position.
How: Sow seed 5mm deep, firm down gently and keep watered. Seedlings appear in 7-14 days.
Care: Transfer to final growing position when sturdy enough, spacing plants 50cm (20") apart. Pinch out side shoots and fertilise regularly once first trusses have set.
Harvest: 12-14 weeks from sowing.
Cucumber - Lebanese
When: Spring through Summer.
Where: Direct where they are to grow, in full sun.
How: 12mm (½") deep in rows 100cm (36") apart.
Care: Sow 3-4 seeds in a clump and thin to 2 strongest seedlings. Keep well watered and fertilise regularly.
Harvest: When fruits are 4-6" long .
Onion - Rosso Lunga di Firenze
When: Spring to early Summer.
Where: In a prepared seed bed or direct into pots or containers in a sunny position.
How: Sow thinly in rows 25cm apart covering lightly with 5mm of fine soil. Firm gently and keep watered. Seedlings appear 14-21 days.
Care: Generally no thinning is needed. Keep watered and weed-free. For continuity, sow every 4-6 weeks.
Harvest: 8-12 weeks.
Basil - Sweet
When: Early Spring to late Summer, all year round in warm areas.
Where: Direct into sowing position or in pots. Likes rich, well-drained soil and a warm, sheltered position.
How: Sow thinly and cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently and keep watered.
Care: When large enough, thin to 15cm (6") apart.
Harvest: All year round. Pick leaves as required.