This crop has a minimum growing temperature of 12C and a maximum growing temperature of 35C; the optimal growing temperature is between 20C and 30C.
Grow in rich, organic, highly fertile soils with low salinity, which are well-drained, in full sun.
By seed in the spring.
Pests, diseases or disorders
Watch out for slugs, fungal disease, rust, powdery mildew and red spider mites. White fly may be problem under glass.