Mizuna is a Japanese mustard green with distinctive feathery leaves and a mild, sweet flavor. While commonly grown for commercial salad mixes, it can also be enjoyed cooked or pickled. Mizuna is low in calories but high in antioxidants and several important vitamins — especially A, C, and K.
Sow seeds two weeks before your last frost date.
It is best to direct sow the seeds, but they can also be started indoors.
Sow the seeds 1cm deep in damp seed compost or soil and cover lightly with fine sifted compost.
Keep the soil moist and seeds will germinate in 3-5 days.
Once germination has taken place, the plants can be thinned out.
Grows best in sunny spots that receive three to four hours of direct sunlight a day.
It is slow to bolt, but hot temperatures and long sunny days may accelerate the bolting process.
Likes well-drained soil amended with rich organic matter.
Keep the soil evenly moist for best growing results.
Plant seeds every 2 weeks for a continuous harvest period.
Can be grown in containers as well.
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