Planting and Harvest Guide
Sow four or five seeds in a 1-inch-tall hill (in full sun and well-draining soil) after last frost. When seedlings reach 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to two healthy plants per hill. Pick when fruits are immature, or they become tough and woody. Harvest long narrow varieties before they’re 2 inches in diameter and are about 6 to 8 inches long.