Variety forming a fully packed, compact rosace. It has thick, round leaves. As it does resist to frost, it can be harvested until March.
Type of soil: Moist, heavy.
Sowing time: August and September, even in the winter if it is mild.
Harvest time: Autumn for the earliest varieties and spring for the later ones.
Site: Partial shade is best; they can be grown amongst the rows of taller plants.
Sow directly into the ground:
- In 1cm deep furrows, with a seed every 2cm, lightly cover with fine compost and water.
- Thin out one plant in two when the young seedlings start to get overcrowded.
- Keep the soil damp.
- About three months after sowing, harvest the rounds of leaves as soon as they are ready making sure to keep the foot of the plant and not allow the plant to go to seed.