Sow in pots or trays on a windowsill or in a greenhouse using quality compost. Cover seeds with 3.8cm (1½") compost. Germination 7-14 days. Grow on, planting outside protecting with cloches until frost risk has passed. Alternatively, sow direct into warm, moist soil prepared by digging and raking. Grows best in rich, well-prepared soil. Conserve moisture by mulching with manure, straw or grass clippings. Water well during dry summers.
Ideal for beds and borders, patio pots and containers, raised beds. Attractive to bees. Prefers full sun.