For early crops, sow 1cm (½") deep in trays of quality, moist compost in March. Germination 7-12 days. Transfer seedlings into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on. Plant out 61cm (24") apart either way, when plants have three true leaves. For outdoor sowing, sow thinly into a well-prepared, moist, weed-free seed bed. Thin the resulting seedlings if necessary and grow on. When large enough to handle, separate plants gently with a trowel and plant out, firming in and watering. Start to pick leaves as required when plants are established. Sowing - Cropping: 12-14 weeks.
Ideal for beds and borders. HEALTH BENEFITS: High levels of vitamins A,C and K, plus lowers cholesterol. CULINARY TIPS: Boil, steam or juice.