Plant Asian greens

October 29, 2013 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

By Alice Spenser-Higgs

Plant a medley of Asian greens. They’re zesty and flavourful, delicious in salads, stir-fried or steamed.

Did you know, Asian or mustard greens are Brassicas (members of the cabbage family) and are an incredibly rich source of vitamins A, C and K, which are particularly necessary for maintaining health in winter? The leaves and stems are also low in calories and fat but high in fibre.

Growing tips
• Plant Asian greens in a position that receives full sun.
• Enrich the soil with compost and organic 2:3:2 fertiliser.
• Water regularly and don’t allow the soil to completely dry out.
• Feed once a month with a nitrogen rich liquid fertiliser, especially if you are harvesting the leaves daily.
• Towards the end of the season allow the plants to flower and use the edible flowers as a garnish. The flowers are also a valuable source of nectar for bees.

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