Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Papalo has a low germination rate, be sure to over sow. Germination can be slow, so be patient. Keep soil moist, but not wet, and make sure the air is not stagnant. Once seeds begin to germinate, do not over-water and keep air circulated to prevent damping off. Transplant when plants are big enough to handle, 2-3 inches high, at 6-10 inch spacing. Papalo grows in full sun to partial shade and prefers well drained soil. Harvest by cutting the stem at a branching point to encourage more growth.