For early crops sow seed under glass, at 10-15°C (50-60°F) February-March. Harden off plants before planting outdoors. For maincrop sow direct outdoors, 1.8cm (¾") deep, in a prepared seed-bed March-May. This variety may also be sown in September and over-wintered in a cold frame, planting outdoors in spring to crop in early summer.
Summer types - bend leaf over developing head to protect from sun. Winter types - bend over leaf to protect from frost. HEALTH BENEFITS: Ideal for slimmers, low in calories. Good vitamin C (Anti-ageing, wound healing, decreasing blood cholesterol and prevention of infections. Assists the body in absorbing iron.