Sow Autumn through to Spring; late sowings in cooler zones also suggested. Avoid flowering during frost periods.
Prepare flat trenches 15cm (6”) wide and 5cm (2”) deep. Plant seeds into dark, damp soil in a zigzag fashion along the middle of the trench allowing 5cm (2”) between each seed. Fill trench with soil and firm down gently.
Rows should be spaced 45cm (18”) apart and approx. 2m (6.5’) long. Protect from birds with netting or black cotton during the early stages of growth.
Choose a sunny position on well prepared rich soil. Seedlings emerge 7-10 days.
Once germinated, water regularly.
Additional fertilising is not required as legumes produce their own nitrogen.