Musque De Provence
Culture : Direct Seeding: Sow in late May to mid June or when soil at least 70 F/21 C and Weather settled. Seeds will rot in cool soil, especially cool, wet soil, Fungicide treatment helps prevent seed rot before germination. Sow seed 1″ deep, 2 seeds per ft., or sow in hills, 5 seeds per hill, hills 4′ apart, Space rows 3-6′ apart for bush type and 3′-8′ apart for vine types, depending on method of cultivation. Soil should be well fertilized for strong vine growth and good yields. Thin plants 18-36″ apart in the row, or 2-3 plants per hill.
Transplanting : Sow 3 seeds I 1 1/2-2″ cell-type container or pots. Thin to 1-2 plants / pot with scissors. Harden plants 4-7 days by reducing fertilizer, water , and temperature, and moving flats outside if there is no frost danger. Transplant out after frost danger ; earlier only if plants are to be covered with floating row covers. Place about 18″ apart for bush and small fruited varieties and 24-36″ for vining and large fruited types. Take care not to disturb roots! Transplanting avoids the germination problems often associated with outdoor direct sowings.es