Sow direct March-April into a finely raked seedbed at a depth of 13mm (½") in rows 30cm (12") apart. Alternatively sow under glass January-February for earlier crops. Germination 14-18 days. Transfer when plants are 15-20cm (6-8") high by making holes with a dibber 10-15cm (4-6") deep, 23cm (9") apart, drop a plant into each and fill with water to settle soil around roots. Allow 38cm (15") between rows. Water well during dry periods. To blanch, draw up earth to stems as growth develops. Sowing to Cropping: 30-35 weeks.