SUPPLIER: Sandveld Organics
STATUS: Certified Organic
SOURCE: Local to South Africa *Some original seed banks were sourced from Switzerland and America but seeds are now harvested in SA
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS:Grow in seed trays and transplant4 – 6 weeks. Depth 3x diameter seed. 15- 30cm apart. harvest 17 – 18 weeks. Most varieties improve with blanching but there are some self blanching varieties. To Blanch: plant in trenches 15 – 20cm deep and 20cm apart. Leave about 40cmbetween rows. Fill the trenches gradually and keep well watered as the plants grow. The plants can be lifted as needed after 11 weeks. Alternatively wrap the plants in sleeves of paper. Likes moist fertile soil.
ENEMIES: Avoid growing with sweet corn