It is not very susceptible to rotting and so ideal for cultivating in the garden in the autumn and in a greenhouse early in the winter. In order to prevent running to seed, sow in June, July and August directly in the garden, then later transplant OR sow in a greenhouse and depending on the period transplant outside or in a greenhouse. Minimum sowing temperature 15ºC. Keep soil moist during the cultivation. Transplant to well fertilised soil. Produces a firm, but juicy leaf.