This is the information I've been able to accumulate on these plants
. Please add or correct the information. Thankyou for your help with my plant
profiles. Information about vertical techniques would really be nice on this one.
Soil: 50% compost 50% garden soil, moisture retentive
Soil Temperature: 60 degrees F minimum temperature for germination.
Indoor Planting Time: One month prior to the last frost date for your area.
Outdoor Planting Time: One week after the last frost date for your area.
Water: Keep soil moist.
Planting Depth: 1 inch deep, seeds
need dark to germinate.plant
6 to 8 feet apart on hills with 3 plants
pH: between 6 and 7
Time to germination: About 10 days
Mulch: Once the vines begin to lengthen mulch with hay, straw or leaves.
Light: Full Sun
Time to maturity: 75 to 90 days depending on type of cultivator.
Special Instructions: When the vines are at least 60 inches in length pinch off the end of the vine to promote side fruit baring growth. In midsummer after the vines have started to fruit remove the additional blooms that won't have time to mature so that the plants
energy goes to the fruit.
: radishes, nasturtiums and French or African marigolds.