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For early sowing, raise in pots of Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix in a well-lit, protected spot. Transplant after 3-4 weeks. For direct sowing press 3-4 seeds into mounds of moist soil 1.5m apart. Later thin to the two strongest plants.
Select a Sunny, well-drained position with plenty of space to grow. Add compost and Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone or Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food before planting. Keep well watered until fruit starts to ripen, then reduce watering to sweeten before picking. Harvest when underside turns yellow and the fruit gives a dull, hollow sound when tapped.
Great companion plant for corn. To reduce risk of disease keep leaves dry by watering at the base of plant or in the mornings.
Store in a cool dry place away from direct Sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
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