Cape Gooseberry

Planting Season: year round in tropical climate; In temperate climates start the seeds indoors 4-6 weeks prior to the last frost is gone or wait untilthe soil temperature reaches 10-25°C to plant them directly outdoors (preferably on the warmer side of this range).
Soil: can grow in various soil conditions, but performs best in light, fertile, well-draining, rich in organic matter soil with a pH of 5.1-6.
Sowing depth: sow 2-3 seeds per hole 3mm deep, covering them barely with an extra layer of soil (seeds need light to germinate).
Spacing: 100-130cm apart (if grown directly in the ground outdoors).
Moisture: keep the soil lightly moist until germination occurs. In order to produce a great harvest, Cape Gooseberries require consistent watering.Watering will depend on the climate. In very warm climates water may need to be given every 2-3 days. In cooler climates watering twice a week may be adequate. Allow soil to feel dry to the touch before watering.
Light: grows best receiving sun of 6-8 hours a day, and they will also grow in partial shade. So pick a sunny spot in the garden to help this plant thrive. Good indoor lighting is also required so if natural lighting from a window is not possible then a grow light can provide the necessary light for germination.
Fertilizing: highly recommended especially in early stages of the growth. We highly recommend using TSM Organic Growth Activator to speed up the germination of the seeds, support healthy growth and promote high yields.
Seeds germinate in 7-30 days.
Pests & diseases: aphids,ladybirds, lacewings and hoverflies, cucumber beetles. Powdery Mildew can affect Cape Gooseberry. Increase airflow by providing adequate room between plants. Avoid watering the leaves, instead, water at ground level. We highly recommend using TSM Organic Neem Oil for a natural overall protection & treatments against pests and diseases.
Companion plants: cape gooseberries grow well alongside basil, parsley, carrots, onions, and hot peppers.

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