Planting Method A-: Start indoors 4 weeks prior to setting out - several weeks prior to your last Spring frost. Place transplants about 1 foot apart.
Planting Method B-: Direct seed in garden as soon as the soil can be worked. Thin or transplant when plants are 4 to 5 inches tall. Space about 1 foot apart. UPDATED FOR 2021
Long Island Improved
Long Island Improved- 130 days- A superb tasting, highly nutritious vegetable when properly harvested. Wait to pick until after a hard freeze (at least 20 to 25 deg. F). When I lived in the mild climate of the Lewis-Clark Valley of northern Idaho this one could be picked all winter and they were so sweet and tender in late January after some days in the teens and then the milder air and cool temperatures of winter made them a taste treat. Pkt. $1.50