Also called "Shungiku" or "Chop Suey Greens". Young leaves eaten raw or cooked give a distinctive Chinese flavour. Cut at 100-200mm. Petals in salad, or refreshing tea.
Seed count: 320/g.
As well as the usual harvested vegetables these vegetables are harvested as Baby Leaf Salad Greens at 8-15cm in 3-4 weeks or as Micro Greens at 3-8cm from 10-25 days depending on varieties being quick or slow growing.
Best Grown in potting mix or soil mix in trays, boxes or in the garden. When planting cover with about 3cm of friable mix. Ensure good light and moisture levels. Best temperatures 16°C to 28°C. Harvest with scissors, cut whole plant or leaves only leaving stems as many will re-shoot from stem nodes.
Baby Leaf and Micro Greens may well prove to be an easier and nutritious way to add wholesome vitamins and minerals to your diet.
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