• 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.