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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
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Sowing Time

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Outdoors
Indoors

 

Harvest Time

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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

 

For any questions or advice, please contact our technical advice line on 01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) or email customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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