Outdoor varieties- Sow from May to June in final position. Dig holes approx. 30cm x 30cm/12in x 12in deep and wide and approx. 45cm/18in apart - fill with a mix of well-rotted manure (such as Orgro) and compost – leaving a mound at the top. Into it sow two seeds to a depth of 3cm/1in and cover with cloches to speed up germination.
When true leaves appear, thin out the weakest plant. To encourage side-shoots, pinch out the growing tip when the plants have developed 6 to 7 leaves. Keep well-watered (around the plants not over them) and feed regularly especially when fruit starts to form.
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