Compatto is the most similar variety we have to Ella
Tiny in stature, 10-14”,this variety was bred for pot and babyleaf growing. Quick growth and ready for small harvests, 25-30 days after sowing. 100 seeds.
Germination: 10-14 days
Seed Planting Depth: Lightly cover to 1/8"
Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Sowing outdoors is best, in the spring when soil temps reach 60-65 degrees. Sow a few seeds every 1-2" , start harvesting when plants are a few inches, thinning plants 4-6" apart. Sow small rows every few weeks for a continuous harvest. For a head start you can start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost using peat, cow, or paper pots( grows a delicate taproot, successful transplanting may be difficult) Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures. Transplant to 4-6" apart. Reseeds easily.
Light Needs: Sun
Soil Needs: Fertile, well drained
Uses: Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials