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This fast growing leafy herb is a welcome addition to the salad bowl with its distinctively sharp, spicy flavour. Sow little and often for a continuous supply through many months.

  • Delicious in salads
  • Spicy in flavour
  • Product Details
  • How to Sow
  • Tips & Advice

Sowing Time

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Outdoors
Indoors

 

Harvest Time

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowering

Plant Spacing

30cm (12in)

 

15cm (6in)

Sowing Indoors

  • Sow thinly into pots of multi-purpose compost (1.3cm or 1/2 deep)
  • Cover lightly with more compost
  • Put the pot in a warm place (10-15C) such as a windowsill and keep moist

 

Sowing Outdoors

  • Sow seeds thinly in a shallow, pre-watered row
  • Lightly cover seeds with a little soil
  • Allow 30cm (12in) between rows
  • Seedlings do not usually require thinning
  • Keep soil moist
  • Remember small sowings made every three weeks ensure a continuous supply

 

Aftercare

  • Water plants generously in dry weather
  • Sowings made in very warm weather benefit from shade protection
  • Sowings made in autumn benefit from cloche protection

 

Harvest

Indoors: January – December

Outdoors: April – December

Pick leaves young for best flavour

Growing Tips

  • Sow little and often throughout the year for fresh supply of young leaves

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