For container growing - sow thinly direct into the compost. For raised beds try sowing in 30cm (12") squares sowing a few seeds every 7.5cm (3") 13mm (½") deep. Germination 4-7 days. As the seedlings emerge, remove spare seedlings to have one per station (thus you will have 16 plants per square.) Alternatively sow in rows 23cm (9") apart. Sowing ➞ Cropping: 7-9 weeks. For sweet, crisp roots water well in dry weather.