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Growing Marrow

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S S P P            

(Best months for growing Marrow in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 68°F and 95°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 35 - 47 inches apart
  • Harvest in 12-17 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Peas, Beans, Onions, Sweetcorn
  • Avoid growing close to: Potatoes

Your comments and tips

17 Jan 12, CHEV (Australia - temperate climate)
I've been trying to find marrow seeds for years. If you get some let me know please.
30 Jun 10, Natalie (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
New Gippsland Seeds and Bulbs. 15 seeds cost 3.50.
16 Mar 10, "a desperate subscriber" (Australia - temperate climate)
How do I obtain some marrow seeds in Australia?
28 May 12, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I live in Sydney & I can't get the hold of white marrow seeds.Can you help?
30 Jun 10, Daniel (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Great question - I have been looking too. If you get an answer I would love to hear about it. :)
04 Mar 10, Terry (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I found a great video that addresses this problem at www.thegardenguru.com.au (look for it under zucchini)
04 Mar 10, Gerry (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Monica, this is usually due to poor pollination (it happens with Zucchinis too). Growing more than one plant can help or you shake the flowers or even hand pollinate with a small paintbrush once every few days (just wiggle it round inside the flower then move on to the next flower, etc).
02 Mar 10, Monica (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I've tried to grow Spaghetti Marrow, was succesful with lots of greenery, strong vines and even flowers, but they just fell off without bearing any fruit at all! why?
09 Feb 10, Liz (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Mel, harvest will take about 12 - 16 weeks from seed sowing
09 Feb 10, mel (Australia - temperate climate)
how long will it take to harvest marrow
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