Planting & Care
Soil & Water:Amend soil well before sowing with lots of aged manure or compost.
Planting & Growing:Plant only when spring weather is warm and night temperatures stay above 50 degrees. Sow 2-3 seeds, 1 inch deep, every 2 feet in rows 3 feet apart. Or plant in slightly mounded hills, 2 feet in diameter, sowing 4-5 seeds in each. Thin hill seedlings to 2-3 strongest plants. Protect seedlings from birds. Thin properly for more productive and healthier plants.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest when 6-8 inches long. Frequent harvesting keeps plants producing. Use flowers for stuffing or sautes.