Sowing April sowings under glass at 20-21°C in small pots. May and June sowings direct outside with 2 seeds to each station on a well prepared bed, covered with glass or polythene. Planting about 60cm (24”) between stations. Planting When outdoor seedlings have developed 2 pairs of leaves, remove one plant and allow remainder to grow on and remove covering. Glasshouse sowings should be gradually hardened off for planting out from late May. Water and feed well to ensure rapid growth. Other Instructions The planting site should be well manured in early spring and for best results make regular pickings while fruits are still young and small. High water content, low in calories, high in potassium. Skin is rich in carotnoid antioxidant.
Sowing Sow the seeds individually in 9cm (3”) pots under glass at 21°C. Push the seed edgewise into the compost 1cm (1/2”) deep. Planting As soon as seedlings have produced 3 true leaves, transplant into 15cm (6”) pots. When the plants are about 10cm (4”) tall, plant out in the growing site, maintaining 21°C. Care Tips Water regularly and often water the ground to increase humidity but give good ventilation to avoid disease.