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Heidi Strawn
February 4, 2011

Size: About the size of a date

Sunlight requirements: Full (minimum of six to eight hours)

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Water requirements: A minimum of 1 inch per week. Keep water at roots so the leaves don’t become moldy.

Soil requirements: Soil high in nitrogen. Rick Gush suggests burying a bucket-size amount of cow manure 2 feet below each plant.

When to plant: Transplant after the last frost, when nights are warmer than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

Where to plant: Garden; containers; on stakes; can hang over walls or lean up against stakes up to 8 feet tall

When to harvest:

Produce storage:

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