February 4, 2011
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Size:Â 1 1/2 to 2 1/2-inch diameter.
Sunlight requirements:Â Full sun.
Water requirements: 1 inch per week.
Soil requirements: Mulched, well-drained soil.
When to plant:Â After last frost, when soil is warmer than 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
Where to plant:Â In shallow trenches; trenches should be about 2 feet apart.
When to harvest:Â 50 to 80 days (fast-growing variety, 120 to 150 days; anytime after diameter is at least 1 1/2 inches.
Produce storage:Â Use within one or two weeks if not storing in a root cellar; wrap in plastic wrap or a bag to keep other food from absorbing their aroma.